I've always struggled with making my apps look decent. In my head I can picture how it should look, but when it comes down to it, I often end up with stuff that looks like a dog's breakfast.

Here's the cure:

http://blogs.msdn.com/corrinab/archive/2008/07/22/8764478.aspx

That post in particular helped me understand how to use Blend to turn down the ugly; but Corrina's blog in general is good for those of you who use Silverlight.

Lose the borders on your ListBox and your app will already look way better :)

 

Avi