Effective use of whitespace in design Posted on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 11:56 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple I love whitespace when it’s used properly. It’s such an integral part of a design that is often ignored. Guest Whitespace is woefully underused. Moeskido Odd usage of the term as a single word.Otherwise, still nice to see the Web kids picking up good print design habits. Tyler Etters I’d revise the term ‘whitespace’ to read ‘negative space’. But yes, I love it too. It offers room to think.