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Designing with White


Plenty of whitespace creates breathing room for a design. Black lines/text on a white background is easiest on the eyes.

Note the ways different cultures view white:

Color United States China Japan Egypt France
White Purity, Trust, Hope, Professionalism Death, Purity Death Joy Neutrality
Red Danger, Stop Happiness Anger, Danger Death Aristocracy
Blue Masculine, Professionalism Heavens, Clouds Villainy Virtue, Faith, Truth Freedom, Peace
Green Safety, Go Ming Dynasty, Heavens Future, Youth, Energy Fertility, Strength Criminality
Yellow Cowardice, Temporary Birth, Wealth, Power Grace, Nobility Happiness, Prosperity Temporary


Articles on whitespace and color use
Note how color and whitespace are
used on these sites?
Great color chart showing positives and
negative implications of each color:
Choosing color, design layout

Another article on these issues:
Whitespace, fonts, color, alignment

IBM
Microsoft
Google
Amazon
Ford
Bank of America
Chase
Intel
AMD
Network Solutions

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