White space helps to separate paragraphs of text, graphics and other parts of a document and helps to make it more readable.

White space is created by pressing the spacebar key, the return key or the tab key and can also be created through the use of margins or tables. Estetically, white space on the web page is used to lower the anxiety the visitor feels if they are overwhelmed by information. It can also be used to draw visitor's attention to a particularly important segment of copy or call to action.