Is there any chance I could enlist someone's aid in putting together a phpbb style for a new forum I'm doing?
I'd like a dark, gritty, industrial feel to it.
I'd also really like the templates to be fully xhtml/css compliant, but that can be split into two tasks. One task is developing the artwork, which can simply be putting together a sliced psd file, and the other is making the templates. If you have artistic skills, or xhtml/css skills, I can use your help either way.
Here are a couple examples of themes I like to give you an idea. The top example is probably the best, and the theme I normally use is Zarron's Charcoal3Steel.
design - http://osc.template-help.com/forum_12926/
Charcoal3Steel - http://zarron.com/
side tabs - http://osc.template-help.com/forum_12882/
dance - http://osc.template-help.com/forum_11934/
Ambience - http://www.extremepixels.net/phpbb/index.php?s=35
Tren_z - http://www.extremepixels.net/phpbb/index.php?s=58
mechanical_creator - http://osc2.template-help.com:8081/forum_13468/
I like how some of these break up the layout with some white space, putting navigation tabs on the left, and utilize non-standard lines to break up the usual boxy layout of phpbb. Sometimes it is just the same blocky layout, but the graphics have nifty tabs and curves to dress it up.
The artist who helps me would obviously still own the work and would decide distribution rights of it as they wish.
As far as anything I have to offer to others, I am a bit of a computer guru. I've done system administration work on AS/400, AIX/Unix, Linux and Windows. I can troubleshoot and repair most computer problems. (99% of the people who come to me for computer help usually have spyware and viruses on their computer and need them cleaned, which is quite simple).
Thanks for your time!