Change look of forums
Forums in Drupal needs lot of improvement. It is very light weight and just has minimum functionality.
Drupal also lack good image support. Lot of work is needed to make a drupal site appealing esp forums. But thanks to the contribution of many drupaliers, creating new forum look is not an issue at all. With simple theme customizations and adding flatforum module you can build a professional looking forum.
1. To change the look of drupal forum here is the code.
2. You can also use flatforum contributed module. It adds "forum-looks" to the drupal forums
3. Check out this thread
Here Login, Register, Post reply are replaced with images.
If you have better ideas , you can share here!