While these are free and some are good in design they lack some of the features a paid style has also once some of the free ones are made they never get updated as the phpBB software gets updated so the style falls behind and eventually stops being compatible styles you pay for tend to get regularly updated and also have many more add-ons and features so for this reason i tend to go for these as the price you pay is worth it in the long term.
At the moment our forum runs on a base style of Prosilver (all phpBB styles have this base style) and is overlayed with the style you see now, Subway a paid style.
Subway As you can see the Subway style you see in the photo looks nothing like the one we use here, that's because i have re-designed it quite a bit and also added some extra features to get it to look and work as it is now.
This brings me to the purpose of this thread
I'm going to start a new design for the forum based on the new style I've purchased " Avalanche" i have set up a new test forum to work on the design so anyone who is interested can follow the design process as it goes along and also give any feedback here they think might help with the look and layout.
This is a giff showing the base style i will be starting with its very different from the one we use now and like the Subway style it won't look like this when finished but hopefully with a little help and feed back from you guys we can get it to look and feel the way we want it before it is used on
Also if it gets to a point that the style is not looking right or most of you don't like the results then i will hold off using it on the forum till we come up with something better.
i will also post any updates here as i go along.