We’re thinking of starting a new project with both a magazine and forum, having used EE for our CMS needs since 2004 starting this project with EE and the addition forum module seems like the best way to go, however I’m not sure what you get out of the box in terms of design?
With EE as a CMS of course nothing, that’s perfect just what I want so that I can put my own design in place. However I’ve never designed a forum and would like some form of base from which to start with.
Is there a base template design that functions fully for me to learn from? When I started with EE back in 2004 I used the free templates as a way to get started and to understand what goes where, I tend to only ever read manuals as a last act of desperation.