Recently, while working on BoardSearch and also while building anything related to my personal projects, the design trick I’ve been employing is adding more whitespace, be it margins, padding, or overall gaps around a component.
It’s not something I came up with, I learned it a lot through using Tailwind and I’m sure there’s been countless mentions of it in design courses/schools but I didn’t take those so it’s kinda coming together for me organically.
Here’s an example of the Account Settings page on BoardSearch that felt weird when I first put it together:
Here it is after adding the whitespace that Tailwind defaults to:
It feels like the user experience is “breathable” in that you’re not focusing on what is related to what, things flow naturally.