I wouldn't mind hearing more discussions about styling phpBB
I've been very tempted to dive into structurally redesigning and releasing phpBB styles to encourage other style authors to explore what can be done other than changing simple .css and images. In the latest podcast I just listened to, you aired a clip from the talk with the designer of subsilver and prosilver and I found it interesting that probably 99% of the styles released for the public remained almost identical to his original ideas. I thought to myself and tried to figure out the probability that his vision for the entire layout being so fantastic that no one has ever even considered changing things up a bit. It was even mentioned that other forum softwares were following in his footsteps. I wondered if maybe it was too hard for people to do or maybe no one really understands the structure well enough to change it.
I wonder how welcome a major reconstruction would even be to the public. What kind of effect would it have on mod authors that base their mod's install instructions on prosilver and subsilver? Would it make your style virtually unusable my the majority of the people that use phpBB?
Anyway, as a style author who has built plenty of styles in the past and is about to start cranking them out again, I definitely wouldn't mind hearing a lot more discussion about styling and what the community is looking for now-a-days. Styling in general seems to have come to a very slow crawl lately and though I've been gone for over a year, I don't really understand why... it was booming when I left.
Oh... and more Lorelle VanFossen
I already died once. Let's hope it doesn't happen again.