I do web development, but I’m not web designer. I’m a tech guy. Although it might not be evident for some people, there is a lot of tech stuff involved in web sites. Especially in times of “web 2.0” it takes a lot of development skills to make web sites dynamic, interactive and social. The upcoming HTML5 standard will shift the web even further towards technically challenging applications.
Design? Copy from others
There are still some situation when I need to set up a simple custom designed web page – like this one. And I’m not willing to spent money for professional design each time. So there is one Golden Rule for it: copy from others. How do good web sites approach spaces, borders, fonts, … etc?