Winter made me a little stir-crazy. In order to deflect the brain spirals, I wanted to make a little side project. It breaks my current cycle while feeling happy I accomplished something. I placed tight time constraints to ensure I’d complete it.
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It’s not particularly clever but provides some requirements to build a fun little app.
How it works
I’m not a designer, but I wanted the project to feel good. Startbootstrap.com has a few Bootstrap templates to use as a base. I pulled the grayscale theme, and cut it up into ASP.NET views. A bit of modifying was required to get the forms to look and place right, but overall it’s a cool looking theme. They did well.
Feel free to use it or host your own.