Projects Filed Under IP.Board Skins


  • NBA Boards
  • Not all of our skins are created in-house. We also tailor pre-made skins to fit a client's specifications more closely. [Read More]

  • Benjamin Fry
  • Main Forum Index Benjamin Fry's forum design by Solidare Design
  • You can see Benjamin in action on television in the BBC series Spendaholics, and if you like what you see you can read or listen to his book to get your own act… [Read More]


  • IPB Retro
  • IPB Retro Forum Index
  • With the release of IPB 3.0, the classic blue skin went by the wayside. As we started getting requests to upgrade IPB 2.3 skins, we decided the best way to acco… [Read More]



  • Geeks to Go!
  • geeks to go! forum index
  • Solidare Design created a custom skin that matched with the rest of the Geeks to Go web site. [Read More]

  • Crossbow Nation
  • Crossbow Nation Forum Index
  • A site for crossbow enthusiasts, Crossbow Nation asked us to create a forum skin that flowed flawlessly with their web site.
    We also carried the IPB Header t… [Read More]

  • Viv Thomas
  • Viv Thomas Forum Viv Thomas skin by Solidare Design
  • Viv Thomas is a prolific pornographer, and the studio had an awesome forum skin from us at one point. [Read More]


  • Official Carolina Hurricanes
  • Board Index Official Carolina Hurricanes Forum
  • Red, white and blue go well together in just about every circumstance, and the skin for the Official Hurricanes board is no exception. Using bold color accents,… [Read More]


  • Circuit City - Firedog
  • Firedog Forum Circuit City's Firedog Forum
  • We've created a lot of skins for forums that are used on company intranet envrionments. The Firedog forum was a place for Circuit City employees to talk sh… [Read More]

  • Pandora's Aquarium
  • Pandys.org Forum Index
  • A forum designed to match the look and feel of http://Pandys.org, a non-profit designed to help survivors of rape. [Read More]




  • The Vista Forums
  • The Vista Forums
  • This skin was so much fun. I was called upon to pull in the look and feel of the Microsoft site, and this is the result. [Read More]


  • Style Industry
  • Style Industry
  • Though this skin is almost four years old, it's still the most customized layout I've created for a client.
    I stripped out so much of the fluff IPB… [Read More]



  • Safari Talk
  • Safari Talk
  • Safari Talk's goal is to raise awareness of wildlife conservation efforts around the world.
    Please stop by and pitch in anyway you can, as I did by dona… [Read More]

  • RR Zone
  • RR Zone
  • This is the first skin I designed for profit, way back in 2006.
    Still holds up pretty well too. [Read More]


  • Oscar Support 3.0
  • Oscar Support 3.0
  • While upgrading an older skin for the latest version of IPB, I redesigned it to be a little cleaner in appearance. [Read More]

  • Oscar Support
  • Oscar Support
  • Oscar Support is the internal forum used by United Franchise Group (Signa-a-Rama and a few other properties). [Read More]


  • Metalaxe Elementals - Ocean
  • Metalaxe Elementals - Ocean
  • This was the first of a planned line of free skins entitled Metalaxe Elementals.
    My original intention was to use this same template but swap out the graphic… [Read More]

  • Newfield Network
  • Newfield Network
  • This is the Newfield Network forum skin, based on their old site design.
    I wanted to stay nice and clean, focusing on content rather than pizazz in the skin.… [Read More]


  • Metalaxe Default Forum Skin
  • Metalaxe Default Forum Skin
  • The Metalaxe site I designed used color coded sections across the site, and the forum was no exception.
    I crafted this to fit seamlessly with the rest of the… [Read More]

  • Metalaxe Inspire
  • Inspire
  • Long before IPB 2.1 was released, IPS released some screenshots of the new admin control panel.
    I really liked what I saw at the time and came up with a fron… [Read More]

  • Meg Baisden Photography
  • Meg Baisden Photography
  • Meg and Charles Baisden are a photography team out of Florida, and wanted to set up a forum for their clients.
    It was originally conceived as a meeting groun… [Read More]


  • Live Love Be
  • Live Love Be
  • This is another site that I'm not sure if it ever took off or not. I am positive that if it does take off, visitors will not be disappointed with the forum… [Read More]

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • This is my all-time favorite skin that I've created for a music artist.
    It was created to coincide with a new album release by Lenny Kravitz. [Read More]


  • Janet Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • Though this skin is many years old at this point, it's still one of my favorites.
    Janet Jackson actually browses her own forum, and she requested that h… [Read More]




  • Get Me Lower Rates
  • Get Me Lower Rates
  • I'm not sure if this project ever materialized into something cool, but the little houses came out pretty neat. heh [Read More]

  • Family Miracles Onlien
  • Family Miracles Onlien
  • This skin was designed for a site devoted to the mission of uniting potential surrogate families and the narrowing down of prospective clinics, lawyers and doct… [Read More]



  • Invisionize Envy
  • Invisionize Envy
  • This skin was created for a skin contest over at Invisionize and it was installed as an alternate skin on the forum.
    The reason behind the name is cheesy, b… [Read More]

  • Dallas Stars
  • Dallas Stars
  • This skin was designed to match the web site of the Stars, but this project later fell subject to a disastrous color change.
    This draft was considered '… [Read More]

  • Community SEO
  • CSEO for IPB Default forum skin for CSEO.
  • I was asked to create a skin for IPB 3.0 that felt like the old skin. I coded the skin to fit seamlessly with the rest of the web site, and cleaned up the blue … [Read More]

  • Cannonball 8000
  • Cannonball 8000
  • This skin was designed for participants of the 2006 Cannonball 8000, but I'm pretty sure it never amounted to anything that was used.
    It's a shame,… [Read More]

  • Blue Charcoal
  • Blue Charcoal This was a free skin released for IPB 2.2. It was one of the most popular designs I created during my time at Metalaxe.
  • This was a free skin released for IPB 2.2. It was one of the most popular designs I created during my time at Metalaxe. [Read More]

  • bhp Biliton
  • bhp Biliton Gonzo is the internal network of bhp Biliton, one of the largest raw material companies in the world.
  • Gonzo is the internal network of bhp Biliton, one of the largest raw material companies in the world.
    This skin was originally crafted with none other than G… [Read More]


  • Atlanta Falcons Life
  • Atlanta Falcons Life Designed to give a visual refresh to the official community portal of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Designed to give a visual refresh to the official community portal of the Atlanta Falcons.
    They were using a different forum software and wanted to switch to… [Read More]