Ok i've been a bit busy with other work for the last week but now i'm back on this......
What i've comeup with so far (yes i realise these are the really obvious/basic reqirements:
-Administrator can create “Forums”
-Users can create “Threads”, and make “Posts”
-Title, Thread Starter (User), Collection of Posts, Date/Time
-Title, Poster (User), Body, Date/Time
-LoginName, Location, DisplayName, ??User Level (Normal / Mod /Admin)??
-simple – quick and easy to understand
-no fancy graphics/flash etc
-Customisable board “identity”
-logos and the like
I too realy like the vbulletin style/interface Out of all of the boards i've used as a 'punter' it's definately my fave
Yes the plan would be to have the XSLT out put valid XHTML or valid HTML (depends how well the XSLT coding goes as to wether i make sure it sticks strictly to the standards)