I've got a quick question on PCB layout technique. Below are two different screenshots of how I can layout a particular component. One with the ground plane on the top, the other on the bottom. Generally speaking, is one preferred over the other? I feel like the way I laid out the blue one is better, but wanted to get the community's thoughts on this. Thanks!
EDIT: The "case" of the TPS2511 IC is grounded, and is supposed to use the PCB as a heatsink.
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