Considering Vanilla, feedback please!
Hey everyone, I recently went to a forum running on vanilla and liked what I saw. I am looking to make a website for my gaming clan. We have been using phpBB for several years now. I have an index page with a shoutbox, news articles that are actually posts from one of the forum categories (recent topics), who is online. This is a basic php page in the root of the phpBB install. I would need to be able to make this page on our new site, similar to like a CMS front page with blocks, but fairly simple with those elements I mentioned.
Secondly, I need to make a form page where questions are answered by someone wanting to join our clan, that creates a new discussion in a private section of the forums for current members to discuss the application.
Are these things that can be done fairly simply with Vanilla? I have a lot of experience with phpBB, some basic knowledge of php and js.
Also, avatars seem to look very low quality/resolution, is that a setting that can be changed to improve this? Thanks for your input!