Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.

Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design decisions, whether they like it or not.

Maybe the company you work for doesn’t have a full-time designer and you need to implement the UI for a new feature on your own. Or maybe you’re hacking on a side-project and you want it to look better than yet-another-Bootstrap-site.

It’s easy to throw your hands up and say, “I’ll never be able to make this look good, I’m not an artist!”


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Laravel.io is a forum and community portal for developers who use the Laravel PHP framework.

They recently launched a brand new version of the site, but being a volunteer-driven open source project, finding the resources to put together a really polished design can be tough.

We asked and got the go ahead to try our hands at a bit of a facelift, so let’s see what we can do to take the UI up a notch!

The Current Design

We’re going to be working on the design of the forum itself. Here’s what the existing design looks like:

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Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger

A developer/designer duo doing their best to help people build awesome stuff.

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