I'm not an expert designer. In fact, most of the time I feel inadequate when it comes to picking colors, layouts, and other features that a designer usually takes care of. All my design has to do with interfaces, classes, schema, and other back end technology that most people can't see.
In the mean time, I've been trying to configure my blog to look nice and work correctly. This article on Digg.com had a few additional suggestions that I think would be great, and plan on reading through a bit more thoroughly when I get a second.
From the article:
When I put together designs, I do so in two phases - Layout and Polish. During the layout phase I place the main objects and usually finishing with something that looks relatively complete. In the polish stage I go over the design and adjust colours, type treatments, shadows, layers, and clean it all up. In this first of a series of tutorials on...