I see other SimplePress sites where the forums are in a nice tabular layout. For some reason, when I look at the page created by SimplePress, I don't see anything to modify. I'd like to change the background color, and a number of other things. How do I get started?
I know how to do this with WordPress, just not with the pages created by this plugin.
My site is at tickertok.com, in case anyone wants to take a look at where I'm at.
Please post an image of the other forums you're looking at so we can know what you're shooting for.
The display of a forum is governed by Simple:Press themes. You can install themes under the FORUM->THEMES menu.
Some themes allow you to change the colors using a customizer screen (which will also appear under the FORUM->THEMES menu). Others come with Overlays with fixed colors which you can choose after you activate the theme.
You should be able to select a theme from under the FORUM->THEMES menu option.