areas of screen real-estate
Leading on from the clearly
differentiated top area, you will observe that many web sites describe
the different areas of real-estate boldly and visibly.
Real estate is found in different
forms and it includes:
- Background / canvas
- Main content area
- Other stuff
- Callouts / cross-links
It's possible to design a web page so
that these areas are immediately distinct from their neighbours.
The strongest way to do this is using
But white space can be just as
The risk with strong colour is that
it draws the eye, so it can take attention away from other relevant
I feel that putting clean content on
white space produces a simple experience, aiding the user to feel more
relaxed and free to browse. You will find more instances below.