That's a good idea. A lot of the design you see on this forum is dictated by templates supplied with the forum software. You can change them, of course, but I haven't spent the time to do so. I'd really like to change the whole top banner. Make it look more like the web site. But there are so many other things to do with the software for now. The look of this forum is a lower priority.
The forum software is phpBB2, open source. You can download it and set it up on any website that has php (php is free as well). Its probably the most popular msg board software around. If you look around the web you will see it in action with hundreds of different styles and looks. I just chose the look that came with the download.
If someone wants to help, let me know, and I can get you all the graphics and files you need to get started.