As a developer I'm often working on side projects which are small in scope and relatively quick to put together.
When I think something has potential I usually post it up on HackerNews/reddit/etc but as someone with an appreciation for design but very little ability I often find myself disappointed with my applications, because even though they function correctly they usually don't look so great.
Hiring a designer would be the best approach for an actual product but for a side project that doesn't really make sense because of its scope.
Is it best to just not worry about it or is there anything I can do to improve how they look?
What approach would you recommend for design on side projects for non-designers?