I don't want a layout like everyone else and simply changing colors does not make a site original.
PHPBB has a wonderfully simple template system which makes creating completely custom sites a breeze. The reason I do not want to use PHPBB anymore is that it is a resource hog and if you do code customizations they get lost in upgrades.
I bought Xen yesterday and at first I was excited with the awards functions but now I am frustrated as hell at the lack of ease in customizing my site.
Is there a step by step guide to creating custom templates or a tool I can use to compile HTML or PHP pages into Xen compatible code?
As it stands, this software is completely useless to me unless I can change the entire layout and design of the site to exactly the way I need.