Really glad to find this forum. I am an aspiring bootstrapper and entrepreneur. Currently, I am doing consulting but working on a SAAS product on the side. I wish i had something to show but not yet. It is primarily a niche SAAS app for capital markets technology recruiting. I am building it in Python and Flask framework primarily for backend and considering my design skills are zero, I am playing with Bootstrap and Foundation frameworks as well.
Regarding design, if you’re interested in going from total incompetence to a couple notches above total incompetence, I highly recommend The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams (Robin Williams the author, not the hairy-knuckled Mrs. Doubtfire star). It teaches a few fundamental principles of design and it really opened my eyes and improved my design abilities.
As a fellow developer with limited skills, I’d highly recommend:
- Using Bootstrap
- Buying a HTML5 Bootstrap theme and adapting it for your needs.
In the same way that you can buy a theme for Wordpress now you can just buy a HTML bundle that you can easily chop into your flask app.
One trick if you want to find a theme that will work well for an application (as compared to a landing page or portfolio site or something) is to search for “admin themes”.