Design Tutorial: White Space is Your Friend

A common question I hear from Jimdo users is how to make a clean, modern website. This is sort of a loaded question, as you can use just about any of Jimdo's flexible layouts to create a site like that. But there's a bit more to it.

One of the most distinctive concepts in modern web design often flies under the radar: white space. Once you begin adding elements one after the other onto your page, your site can start to feel a bit cramped. Up until now, there hasn't been a built-in way to add extra space between a heading and a block of text, or between two photo elements that are placed one above the other. But now you can!

The New Spacing Element

We've just released the new Spacing element! Simply place it between any other elements on your page to add as much white space as you like.


This may not sound so exciting at first, but consider this: Now, by using the Spacing element in conjunction with the Columns element, you can position anything anywhere you want within the content area of your page! Jimdo just got much more flexible!

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Brent Gummow


Comments: 22 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    Helmut Enzersberger (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:45)

    Wird immer besser! Tolles Feature!

  • #2

    mamcool.com (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 04:19)

    Thank you, this element is very good!

  • #3

    Oldersumer Puppenspölers (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:25)

    Das können wir sehr gut gebrauchen, da sich unsere vielen Fotos dann sehr viel besser voneinander abheben.
    Danke, Jimdo!
    Lieben Gruß vom Kasperle von den Oldersumer Puppenspölers

  • #4

    Paul Herrera (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:16)

    Finally we have it!
    Very useful indeed
    Thank you!

  • #5

    5 Minute Website (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:34)

    Definitely a great addition! I used to add empty paragraphs of text but I never liked this solution very much. The spacing element is really easy to use and to understand!

  • #6

    juansangels (Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:39)

    Jimdo best in the world

  • #7

    handmade-tintin (Thursday, 12 July 2012 02:37)


  • #8

    NewsOnSignal (Thursday, 12 July 2012 07:53)


  • #9

    quiz-quicky (Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:47)


  • #10

    drylandsafaris (Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:07)

    Very helpful! Thanks.
    Das hilf uns sehr viel weiter!

  • #11

    Maria Ismanah Schulze-Vorberg (Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:49)

    Extraordinary!!! This is a feature I was waiting for...

  • #12

    artgypsies (Friday, 13 July 2012)

    Love it! Thanks Jimdo Team!

  • #13

    overmymind (Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:12)

    Yeah! Finally we have it!


  • #14

    Gurdeep Singh (Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:17)

    Thanks for adding new elements time to time, can you advise how to extend space between two side bars or can i extend space of a sidebar, e.g. size of a sidebar is 180, can I extend it, if yes, then how.

  • #15

    fullerassociates (Sunday, 15 July 2012 13:08)

    Very useful feature.

  • #16

    Harald Mizerovsky (Monday, 16 July 2012 16:22)

    Thank you, it´s a helpful thing.

  • #17

    Kurt Lash (Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:19)

    Gurdeep Singh, while this isn't currently possible, who knows what the future holds? We'll have to wait and see.

  • #18

    Natural Geo-Team (Tuesday, 17 July 2012 01:51)


  • #19

    Brianna Townsend (Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:42)

    Ha, I probably won't use this on my site but this is awesome!!

  • #20

    Sandor Nagy (Sunday, 02 September 2012 20:45)

    I too use a lot of whit space. Till now I had to insert a white photo, but this is a much better way to do it.

  • #21

    Melanie Elias (Monday, 01 October 2012 15:18)

    Thank you for this feature! It allowed me to make my website a lot nicer visually.

  • #22

    Tanja (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:10)

    I must say: I am very pleased! Design, functionality, handling... Better than my paid website from another provider. And this here is for free. Additionally does one get professional advice. Perfect! What else you want. Thumbs up!