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Discussion on: Upgrade My Blog From Plain HTML to "Well-Designed" In 2 Weeks. I Suck.

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Ben Holmes

Thanks for sharing your process! I mean... I definitely wouldn't say "you suck" looking at your redesign. 2 weeks is on the short-end of that sort of effort imo (I spent months on-and-off in a mockup tool before starting 😁). The end result is nice and minimal with a solid choice of fonts and spacing 👍

If you're looking for a generalized approach to nailing down a design, I highly recommend Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger's work. I still reference this post years later; it has some evergreen tips to design that any developer could implement. Really, it's all about getting the ratios right, not some sort of innate gift of creativity 😁

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Minh-Phuc Tran Author

Thanks, Ben!! Really love the comment and definitely will check out Adam and Steve's post.

Just followed you on Twitter, your stuff looks amazing!