Design · User Interface Design

Suggestions on web design resources and apps

Greg Frank Director of Product Management at 4Finance

March 20th, 2013

I'm launching a new web-based app and I'm looking for some tools out there that will help me integrate a new design.  It has to be cost-effective, so I'm not looking for a professional designer at this time.

Any suggestions from the community?

Matt Mireles

March 20th, 2013

Twitter Bootstrap. --

Greg Frank Director of Product Management at 4Finance

March 20th, 2013

It's built in Ruby - thanks for the suggestion

Phyllip Hall Founder at Greenbrook Property Development, LLC

March 21st, 2013

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Richard Shank Software Engineer at PICR

March 20th, 2013

Just a slight correction, bootstrap doesn't have any backend language dependencies so it could be used with any site. But I agree with the sentiment, wrapbootstrap is great and they take bitcoin as payment :).

Keenan Wyrobek CEO at Open Reading

March 20th, 2013

If you want to send a little more 99designs is great.

Alex Frey Entrepreneur

March 20th, 2013

I just went the wrap bootstrap route myself for a similar project. Just one word of warning - the template I picked looked nice, but on closer examination definitely took a lot of shortcuts and had some things wrong with it that were covered up by the miracles of hard-coding example content... I ended up getting a lot more into the weeds than I initially had imagined. So just be prepared for that... at least bootstrap makes it less painful than it could be. 

Brian McConnell

March 20th, 2013

I've found that Bootstrap works nicely. It's a good basic layout, but you will need someone who's good with design to tweak the CSS unless you want to get into the weeds. I have not been so happy with the canned designs from design sites. They are often difficult to modify whereas Bootstrap is a framework in itself. 

Rob G

March 20th, 2013

Greg, can you be more specific?  what are you building the app in?  Ruby? If so then a bootstrap front end template like these : wrapbootstrap.com are hard to beat price wise.