When displaying margin and padding values for a UI control to non-designers or developers how would you word 'margin' and 'padding'?
For example I have thought that the following might be better suited to a non technical audience.
Outer spacing: Above, Below, Left, Right
Inner spacing: Top, Bottom, Left, Right
Note: The wording will not be accompanied by a visual aid. Only the actual values e.g. Outer spacing - Above: 10
Addition: The context is a UI builder. Non designers and developers can put apps together by selecting pre-packaged controls. But there is the ability to alter some of the default styling. Margin and padding are some of those styles that can be altered.
The wording I use will have to work as stand alone. For example:
- No visual aids
- No accompanying explanatory description
- No preview of changes