skins have nothing to do with IP Content, as that's the design of the site, but i guess you mean pages. There are a few people that do custom work with Ip content, sounds like that's what you need mate. i made quite a nice home page with the mods in the market place, call it a portal or a home page, its just a name to me, but i have articles, a slider and then blocks down the side, that doesnt look anything like the old style portals and it wasn't that hard, even if i have maybe more than basic knowledge.
not totaly sure what you mean by search id, so cant answer that one,
you can use the portal or there is the unreal portal if you want a more basic setup to a cms
new posts works well for me on my site and here, maybe look at the settings in your profile or mark the posts as read once you have finished reading new posts
preview popup, there is a mod todo that, but it is a paid for mod.
subscription, ipb call it watch, look at the top right of this forum or topic, click it :)
There are many people from vb here and they love ipb :)
you already have php code to put in it?, thats what ipcontent is perfect for, it will wrap it in the forum header and then its quite easy to add a link to the menu. It gets hard when you need to code the php/html for your page if you dont know php/html. Why dont you try out the demo board with ipcontent and have a play around ;)
no your missing my point, i have different contacts for different things in my life, i want them like that, i dont want to log into msn and then have all my contacts from yahoo talking to me. I know i can add my contacts from yahoo to msn or vice versa but thats why i use different products, i dont care if they are the same protcol. different products, different custom fields.
i disagree, i have msn, yahoo and icq, skype etc, all separate accounts and as they are different products and you can have different accounts. also if you want you can join them together, there is nothing stopping you adjusting the custom fields yourself (no mod needed)