I have taken my old Romanian webmaster forums from MyBB, which has been pretty nice for me to use over the past 5 years and decided to use one of my VB licenses and also try a 'minimalist' design. I am not the designer to do this, since I like a lot of colors and effects, but I did my best to make it look like a 'proper' webmaster forums.
So far we've received raving feedback from people who saw it, would like to hear from the sitepoint community if it looks OK.
Even though I don't understand the language, I think the website and navigation is structured well and easy to figure out. I think the minimalist design works well - a more cluttered design could compete for attention. I like the colors too. The website is interesting to me and I would like to read the information. A translation service like Musicbox mentioned would be beneficial - and could bring in more users.
But that's vBull for you. Again, they have massive brass monkey balls charging money for that trash.
Once I zoom in 50%, the color choices aren't too bad, I don't entirely disapprove of the graphics -- and usually I piss on the use of serif fonts but you used them in a very tasteful manner.
Get that design into a fluid layout (or at the very least semi-fluid) so I could actually use it on my netbook, get dynamic fonts on it so I don't have to dive for the zoom to make it useful on my desktop, and get it off that garbage train wreck called vBull, and you might be on to something. I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but you were probably better off on phpBB -- though I'd be looking more at SMF or myBB for it. (myBB is still young, has a lot of rookie faults and I can't stand skinning it -- but it's getting better)
The design of the forum is ok, the thing that i say ok and not super, awesome is because i don't like that splashy blue as background, try to change to something lighter or a grey..
I like the header menu design and i also think you should center it. Regarding the layout of the second menu Īnceput, Domenii, you should make it a web 2.0 design, add some shadows, make a bit 3d.
Also if you don't have a translation service added, into english at least, it means you have targeted Romania only, you should have chosen a .ro domain.
My overall score is 8/10. (Baftă) Good luck (in translation) my fellow Romanian .