I wanted to share and get critique on the design I've been working on for a new invite-only general arts site I'm making. Forgive me if this is inappropriate or in the wrong section. I'm not trying to advertise, the site isn't even open to the public. Let me know what you think, I'd like to hear some feedback about the design and anything you like or don't like.
It's not entirely finished, right now I'm focusing on designing the forums from scratch. There's no front page or showcase as of yet.
Login Page: http://i.imgur.com/XlAdY.png
This page has a lot of fancy animated elements. Check it out at http://www.double-framed.com/
Overall Layout / Main Forum Page: http://i.imgur.com/apjiT.png
Drop Down User Panel: http://i.imgur.com/M3d7R.png
View Forum: http://i.imgur.com/53Yf1.png
View Topic: http://i.imgur.com/BuUZV.png
Post Reply: http://i.imgur.com/076od.png
User Profile Layout w/ Activity Stream and Sharing Thoughts: http://i.imgur.com/qlUcn.png
Most of this is based on phpBB, but I developed a significant amount of what you see myself, integrating it all with the phpBB system. The profile has a cover image like facebook or Google+ that you can customize. When you mouse over you can drag the cover image up and down to your taste, and you can choose a new cover image or upload your own.