Improving UI as a Developer

Improving UI as a Developer


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While starting out in web development, one of the issue faced by new learners is that the projects don't look attractive or sometimes they'll use framework like Bootstrap.

As a starting point doing that would be fine but as you get to showcase your projects to a potential employers you might also want your projects to look good and make sure they don't look same as others.

For that let's see some pointers to keep in mind for UI of your projects:

๐ŸŒŸ Keep it Simple

As beginner you'd be seeing and wanting to apply some really awesome ideas for your projects, but problem occurs when you try to implement many complex ui elements at once.

There are certain style or asthetic every good and professional looking website follows that makes it professional looking.

But if you mixed multiple different styles in a same page then it can make your site a little messy and users might want to leave it after sometime.

๐ŸŒŸ Use a colour palette limited colours

On point of a particular style, you might want to use only few colors in your project, you should only use 2/3 colors to make sure it doesn't look overly colourful that is bad to look at

You can use sites like colourhunt or coolers and use pre made color pallets.

By doing this you make a personal rule for yourself and not use colors randomly that ruins your UI.

๐ŸŒŸ Better choice of fonts

You will notice that most of the sites nowadays use sans-serif fonts as they look modern. so you can try them too, it can make your website look modern and professional.

Sometimes you can try using monospace fonts too, as they are kinda techy and minimal fonts, if used in certain way they could look great too.

And on some rare occasion you can also try using serif fonts. I'm not saying you shouldn't use serif fonts but they can be used only on certain types of asthetics.

๐ŸŒŸ Use Micro Animations

You might want to give some kind of feedback on user actions, like showing message when clicked somewhere, hover effects etc...

It doesn't look good when there is this success message that just comes and hides randomly, you can apply some fade animation quickly using CSS, so why not use it.

๐ŸŒŸ Making your site mobile friendly

Most of your users will be coming from mobile devices so you might want to make sure that your website is also looking better at a different screen size.

That is a whole different section on how you can make your site look better at mobile screen size, so do your research on it too.

These are just some pointers to reference but there are so many things to make sure of while making or improving UI designs as a developer

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