I'm new to the site, nice to be here. I have designed my own hobby forum years ago (don't have it any more though), and now that I have a bit more time on my hands I've had a bash at another. The previous site used vBulletin, but their latest software seems a little odd to say the least... I jointly administer other XenForo sites and I really like how it works, and from my experience the members definitely like it too.
I'm really rusty when it comes to design, and I'm not completely happy with what I've got so far, but here it is for your consideration:
I liked the colour at first but now it grates on me, so I might change it at some point. I was just wondering whether you guys had any suggestions for changes or improvements? My thinking so far is that I need a little more contrast in the header - I really like the font so perhaps I'll lighten the background, but all suggestions are very welcome!