Hi, I’m Jane from UI Breakfast and I help founders solve their business problems with design!
So I’m doing plenty of product research these days, and it turns out there’s a plethora of tools that should really ease developer’s life (without bringing a designer on board). At least, using some templates/frameworks for standard functions (login, account settings, payments etc).
It seems there are plenty different angles. For example, Paddle handles almost all routines for a desktop app. Designmodo has really pretty UI kits. And these are just random examples. Not to mention common-place front-end frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation by ZURB, SemanticUI, UIkit, etc.
So my question is, are you using any similar frameworks to solve your “design” problem and cut your design costs? Or do you prefer the good old oDesk process? Or a combination of both? Or do you just not bother and leave the app look “as-is”?