Focus - the small but mighty focal point within the designing chronology. The semi-transparent background suggests a fluid character, caressing the content area. The oval shape of the style can be discovered along the border as well as the navigation buttons, which again emphasizes the soft and flowing nature.
The active hoover over the buttons exhibits a gentle color change, its alternating effect enlivens, but doesn't appear to be playful. The userpanel and the footer were placed positionally and from their base in a symmetrical way, in order to imply a visual bracket effect that marks the starting and ending of the area.
The thread view in a business card look is just another detail, in addition to the flexible header resizing and consciously right used icons to open/close the forums, that distinguishes this design. Small but mighty, its finesse lies in the detail that opens to the viewer when taking a closer look and delights the connoisseur. With this style administrators of all forums are in the focus of viewer.