I'm looking for some examples for a better design of phpBB. I would like to redesign a forum which is targeted to people with a minimal experience with forums. Now the forum isn't working well. No problems with the software itself, but the interface isn't user-friendly enough for the target audience. I feel the basic styles for phpBB aren't good for this, I want a better solution.
Do you know any phpBB style which isn't prosilver/subsilver-based?
Are there any tutorials for a complete forum design from scratch to working code? (phpBB preferred, but not required. If you can show me a more flexible solution, let's see.)
I don't want to start a forum design guidelines thread here, but there's a thing that I have to ask.
Can you recommend a development workflow for a forum design?
(My forum is on a quite small scale - think about 50-100 people, not more. Perhaps I won't have a lot of usable feedback, so I would like to use the best methods for finding the problems with the design.)