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Comment on "Visible Borders in Designs"
by shaz — May 05
I'm with Gruber: you're making this too complicated.

This blog becomes less pretty if you remove the borders, but it does not lose readability, and I would argue it's somewhat less annoying to use, because the horizontal scroll area is narrower without the huge borders.

You see, my browser window is often narrower than your borders, so I instinctively want to scroll to the right to see if there's any content I'm missing, which is extra cognitive load that I really don't need.

I'm not arguing against whitespace, but you have two margins, one inside and one outside the borders, and they are both really large. I would argue that only one is necessary. Nevertheless, it would take away some of the appeal of this design to completely remove the outer margin.
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