I see what you mean.
I think it's background you using there try to remove the background and see if that works first.
Open up xenforo.css and edit the following:I ended up just making a new child theme and plugging in my changes into it. Search bar is back where it was supposed to be!
As far as the gallery goes, it was all messed up for the last few days. I use Photopost and it integrates with the vBulletin style system, whereas with Xenforo it's completely standalone (except for user authentication.) Re-styling the gallery into an Arras looking theme will be my next step I suppose.
One other question - for the life of me I can't seem to get rid of the drop shadow that happens when you mouseover a user generated link in the forums. I've changed the colors, but I don't see any properties in the CSS that seem to control that drop shadow. Anybody know how I can get rid of it?
Thanks for the kind words!