This has been a long process getting this site up and running. I started brainstorming ideas back in July of last year. I eventually came across Xenforo and I thought it would be a perfect match. I want to thank @Brogan & the rest of the Xenforo team for this software, support, and making this process as easy as possible.
My brother and myself have a youtube channel with over 160k subs and I thought it would be a great idea to make a website to strengthen our business and help build the community. We focus on gaming videos, with an emphasis on NHL. https://www.youtube.com/user/2BCProductions2BC/featured
My website background:
I wanted an awesome background to go along with our hockey theme. I found Brian Allen on the web and was in awe of his work. I hired him to create my background and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend using him if you need a logo, artwork, etc for every application. http://www.flylanddesigns.com/
I thought it would be neat to show the stages of development:
Initial sketches. Idea is hockey players fighting around content area.
More detail and lines are drawn.
Finished background with color and all.
The finished background is set on scrolling and the blue ice fades in the blue background I have set on the page.
Add-ons I am using:
I want to give a big thanks to @Russ. He designed my style and did an awesome job. He also assisted me tremendously in setting up ads, making CSS changes, etc. If you need a style done @Russ is the man.