As a programmer, I enjoy embarking on small personal projects and I have a load of open source scripts that I host on github. I am very much a programmer and not a designer. However, it is inevitable that sometimes I am forced to design. These are usually cases where there is no point in paying for a designer, but it would be nice if the page looked good.
Some examples are:
- Creating personal pages, e.g. blog, showcase
- Landing pages for my github scripts (gh-pages)
- Designing personal pages for friends
These are all situations that have come up and I end up creating spaghetti style css sheets.
So... what tools, tips, hints, general advice do you have to offer for us programmers who have little creative imagination?