The modern pages in SharePoint online look absolutely great! With the additional web part that are added to the available web parts improvements are made. Today I noticed a few new web parts.

The Divider web part and the Spacer web part.

They are both very different web parts but they both help you to waste space on your page.

Within no time  it is possible to create a waste of space. with two Dividers and a spacer web part.

Then why bother adding these web parts to a page? And more importantly why does Microsoft bother adding these web parts to the available web parts on the modern web parts. It must be more important to add other web parts. In the traditional web part pages some of the most popular web parts  have been the search web parts and the content by query web parts. While there isn’t really a replacement web part available it doesn’t seem to make much sense to have these web parts there.

Is this maybe to make web parts line up nicely when you have multiple columns next to each other with multiple web parts? Nope, you can simply use sections for that.  So that when you have two web parts with a separate height the sections will make sure that the web parts are nicely lined up.

So, I think it is time for a bit of a competition… Please send me great examples of the use of these two web parts in real sites. The best examples will win … well I’ll add you to the top 10 best examples of the waste of space web parts list. Imagine the honour of being added to that list.