Can you guys please give me your thoughts on this forum design I made? The only thing that is really likely to change immediately is the logo. That was more of a filler, frankly. I am not sure which direction I will take it right now.
I like the mockup you've got going on. Color scheme works. Blue is a great color to work with. You should definitely consider running things how they do at forumpromotion.net. It seems to have been pretty successful for them.
Add more to the concept work so I can critique it further.
PS. the AdsTower links you got reminded me of my old site TheWebTower.
I think that was more habitual grammar on my part than actuality. I removed them later on, when I realized what I did.
phpBB. Only problem is I am so used to the proboards system that I am not familiar with web hosting, cpanel, and most importantly, styling. I know a guy who offered to do the styling for me to match the theme identically for $60, which isn't bad, I guess. Isn't ideal though.
I wish I had the skills needed to actually layout my designs. It is on my todo list.