Why put dots in a virtual canvas

Why is it such a common design decision to use dotted canvases? And what is a digital canvas anyway?

Miro and FigJam, two of the most popular whiteboarding tools, have dots in their background.

These dots get closer or farther from each other depending on your level of zoom.

Why is it such a common design decision to use dotted canvases? And what is a digital canvas anyway?

What are digital canvases?

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