Designing the empty pages in apps

Empty states are places in apps that have no content or data. They are empty. A blank page. Traditionally empty states are overlooked as most designers focus on how best to display lots of content or data.

Great article. When I see an app where the empty pages have seen some attention, I’m confident that the designer has thought about the details of the app. Strangely, it’s these pages that often make you feel like the designer missed something.



  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Got to admit, that’s a design element I haven’t given much thought to. Very good rundown.

  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    This is one of the main things I’ve been considering for my latest app. #motivation

    Thanks Jim!