I can well imagine the amount of work that goes on rebuilding forums from scratch. Have heard about it in other forums locally and who have not been as successful. This redev. is quite sharp and snazzy. But much the same shades of grey are still there. Could really do with more colour; it's not a monochrome world...
But I really do like the clean layout and crispness of navigation which is familiar to me being a member of several other forums; it's very professional and organised in its first-on appearance — easygoing and modern.
Not sure when APUG went down; I got severely distracted late last Thursday and didn't get back to the web. But at least we would have got some creative photography done while APUG was down for the count. Didn't we...!?