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Visually Separate Elements
Visually Separate Elements

Visually Separate Elements

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Prefer to visually separate menu sections with whitespace. Whitespace makes the UI look cleaner and request less cognitive effort from the user.

In the example below:

  • A uses dividers for everything
  • B uses a divider between sections
  • C uses only whitespace

A is too complex and distracts the user, but both B & C can be used on real-life user interfaces.

B puts more attention on differentiating the sections. C makes the UI look cleaner.

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