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The importance of white space

White space is an active element in any good design; it’s also referred to as negative space. White space is always occurring in a design from the moment you open up a blank document, the design begins white space. There are two types of white space, the undefined white space, which is what you get when you open a new document, and active white space, which occurs when an object is placed in an undefined white space.

Just to clarify a misconception, white space doesn’t mean it has to be white, because it can be any colour, whether it is black, brown or white. It’'s also up to the designer to make it an important element of design because if not used properly it can be misunderstood for wasted space.

 

 

But for me here it is a case of how you space things on the white space. I read this as Cruelty       Free Recipes.

 

 

The importance of white space

White space is an active element in any good design; it’s also referred to as negative space. White space is always occurring in a design from the moment you open up a blank document, the design begins white space. There are two types of white space, the undefined white space, which is what you get when you open a new document, and active white space, which occurs when an object is placed in an undefined white space.

Just to clarify a misconception, white space doesn’t mean it has to be white, because it can be any colour, whether it is black, brown or white. It’'s also up to the designer to make it an important element of design because if not used properly it can be misunderstood for wasted space.

 

 

But for me here it is a case of how you space things on the white space. I read this as Cruelty       Free Recipes.

 

 

comments (18)

  • Alan
  • Denver, Colorado
  • 3 Oct 2014, 01:21
Haha! It needs a hyphen, I think smile I've seen plenty of deer similar to the one shown.
Bill Phillips: In a casserole or as burgers?
So do I Bill! Quite an interesting topic.
Bill Phillips: My daughter has been a veggie for over 20 years. She basically doesn't like meat. She does not intend to make Joseph one, that will be his choice when he is older. His dad loves his meat!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2014, 05:51
I read it like that too, Bill
Bill Phillips: You clearly have a mind like mine Lisl...not necessarily a good thing smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Oct 2014, 06:10
Vegans & veggies on the warpath eh, where all meat-based products are deemed cruel. What about cruelty to lettuce - that's what I say..
Bill Phillips: Lettuce deserves all it gets.....why isn't lettuce fattening? Just think how easy dieting would be....oh I'm on a lettuce free diet, I've lost a stone already
It's cruel to have chips and peas on your plate without a good steak.
Bill Phillips: Or a nice bit of beer battered cod
  • Astrid
  • .....somewhere in the States.....
  • 3 Oct 2014, 12:37
Can I have a free recipes too??? Man alive I hope there are not too many white spots....
Bill Phillips: I love things like this that you can cheerfully misinterpret. Loved the collages on FB by the way
Nice shot!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Roland
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2014, 14:19
Thanks for the White Space lesson. I read the message the same -- -- better punctuation called for.
Bill Phillips: It's not what you say it's the way that you say it smile
An odd coincidence, a couple of days ago I was reading up on factory farming for fois gras, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I once read how that stuff was produced and have never eaten it
I had to read it twice lol
Bill Phillips: Hahahahaha Thanks shane
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Oct 2014, 16:24
Anything goes ... it seems. With the assumption that we can all decode ambiguous phrases ...which of course we can ... er umm can't we.
Bill Phillips: As half the population seems to be barely literate comrade I would not be confident
Can be confusing but League Against Cruel Sports is a bit of a clue
Bill Phillips: I am not a fan of cruel sports Janet
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Oct 2014, 19:15
I'm all for freeing recipes as long as somebody else cooks them
Bill Phillips: Hahaha I like cooking Anne so would be glad to oblige
I reckon Liz Jones (Daily Mail) would love to see this with her quirky ideas!!!
Bill Phillips: I don't ever read the Daily Mail Brian, so will haver toy take your word for it
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Oct 2014, 19:39
I don't think a white space needs anything else Bill.
Bill Phillips: Surely for something to be a space there must be something else for it to be defined as being a space or it would be infinite
Do people need recipes for cruelty? They seem to manage it very well without them! Reminds me of a book title I found years ago: The handbook of child abuse!
Bill Phillips: I once sold a book on Amazon called the Terrorist's cook book. Made a good amount of money for our Lions welfare fund.
  • Penny
  • still here
  • 5 Oct 2014, 00:11
Absolutely, Bill - that's definitely what it says. I get more and more 'Grumpy Old' about the decline in clear communication these days - the edges are getting fuzzy, even on the BBC. The most horrible example was today, when they reported that poor man as having been beheaded 'in the video', rather than reporting it as being his beheading that was shown in the video. I know that's a really subtle distinction, but it was as if the indescribably terrible act was somehow just a video - i.e. not something real.
Anyway, as well as the spacing, I think there should be a hyphen in-between cruelty and free.
Bill Phillips: The BBC is becoming more and more tabloid and "dumbed down" If you want to really the language being slowly tortured to death the Facebook is the place to be. I agree about the hyphen grin Also I don't know if you ever watch football, but most of the time when they interview players it is one of the foreign ones. They speak better English!
  • Ray
  • TheVillage, Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2014, 13:43
I wonder how the carrots and cabbages feel about the description, Bill...
Bill Phillips: No one ever asks them Ray

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