Web design is a young form of design, it only been around for a couple of decades since the invention of World Wide Web. The original gestalt concept defines, “A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic entities that creates a unified concept, configuration or pattern which is greater than the sum of its parts (of a character, personality, or being).” In web design, gestalt concept means that when elements are combined together, they will act more effective to users than a single element with itself. There are many different principles derived from the gestalt concept. Proximity, similarity, symmetry, figure-ground and also closure are widely use in design especially in web design process.
Just like this simple example of continuation principle can help user to understand the web content pattern. If a web designer can combine many these principles and apply it to the web, it can greatly improve web usability for site users.