Friend Boost - Friday

One of the issues I keep running into with consumer facing web apps is my lack of experience in design and layout. Developing a compelling and following that up with the styling to make it look like the mockup I've created on paper provides endless challenges. This week I decided to spend as much time as possible developing the backend and core components (ie. Struggling with Ruby on Rails) and leave styling to the very end. I've still got a little more work to do on the back end and some configuration prior to release but I did the styling today. You can see the before and after pictures below.

I'm slowly getting more comfortable with CSS and layout. But compared to some of my peers my work appears fairly amateurish. Hopefully I can refine these skills further over the next 44 weeks.

Pre-Styling Post-Styling

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