Well after trying some of the other forum software I have to say, I am pretty impressed with how PUNBB runs. It's very fast, and I was able to code out the CSS exactly as I wanted it. So far I have no plugins installed but you knows...

The one thing I did which I would like to see more of in forum software is made the posting area not stretch across the screen. For an aspiring layout people out there you should know that having sentences that stretch 100% width of a screen is not the best design solution.

This is solely because of the way the mind reads text, just take a look at a newspaper, book or a magazine. Generally speaking you should only have 10-15 words per line, as opposed to the 40 - 100 that you usually see with forum software... (gets off the soapbox)

If your interested to see what I have done, you can check out my guitar forums...


Nice integration and site.
The navlinks position on the right side is a different and interesting approach.

I'm a little picky so here it goes: the top and bottom viewtopic/viewforum navigational links (breadcrumb) are misaligned.
The right column width in forums isn't of the same width as in the rest of the website, but I think that's on purpose.

You have some aggressive adsense positioning. wink

Congratulations and good luck. smile


I will have to fix the breadcrumb, I see what you are talking about; I like pixel perfect graphics too... I imagine that there are a few mistakes on my site, but I really had to get the new version of it launched as I kept adding stuff too it. wink

The right column is on purpose, I just feel there is not that much info their but I wanted to keep the secondary nav on my site to the right side, so I made it half width for the forums.

Thanks for your feedback, it's much appreciated.


my first impression was "nice, very nice" so I wanted to pass that along. appreciate you sharing your thoughts as they are good things to consider when setting up a site and forums.



nice layout. i play guitar, so i might be dropping in.


Thanks for the comments guys. Stop by any time!


Interesting site. Here's my latest guitar:

And, it got a built in tuner that works really well smile