I really hate how old school & amateurish the average community portal looks and how much contrast there is with mainstream online media.
A forum portal that relies on images so much isn't always a good idea because some images that user's upload really isn't ideal to put on your front page in an official manner like that.
I portal or news portal page with equally visually satisfying look as TNW or the better news websites would be very nice. I really hate how old school & amateurish the average community portal looks and how much contrast there is with mainstream online media.
My god. If I landed on a page that looked like that, it would be the last time I did.
Just because one site became wildly popular by plastering a bunch of stuff all over the page, doesn't mean everyone has to do it. Nor does it mean everyone likes it.
Please god no.How about a home page that looks like this :
Show me a Home Page you like.Home Page
Xenporta can accomplish what you want [demo: http://8wayrun.com/calibur/ ]As much as we love XenForo, we sure would like to see a new (optional) user interface.