Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! Each weekend, we’ll feature a recommended web development lecture on Nettuts+.
During the recent DjangoCon, Idan Gazit gave an excellent presentation that details the fundamentals of design...for developers! Over the course of the talk, he discusses everything from white space, to line-heights, to the importance of contrast. If you're a visually challenged developer, this one should help!