No, it's not for certain people. It's a step forward, but some websites can't support it (design-wise), so being able to set it to a fixed width with a mobile skin is the best solution for them. A lot of people have a website structure that doesn't support a responsive design as I mentioned in my opening post. I use Wordpress on my site with IP. Board being used just as a forums system at /forums.
Thank you for your insights :) I ask this because vBulletin 5 is responsive, but is difficult to set to a fixed width.
Though I was hoping a staff member could confirm this?
The other day I read a staff member state that IP. Board 4.0 will have a responsive design. This is good, though some of us have websites with a design structure that doesn't support a responsive design. I have always found the IP. Board mobile skin a good solution for this.
Will IPB 4.0's responsive design be easy to set to a fixed width? Will IP. Board mobile still be available, or possibly replaced?
Those examples are pretty bad and unneeded. Ditching what is the pinnacle design of message board software is a terrible idea. All they need to do is add a few bells and whistles to the current design, make it responsive, and you have a perfect design for 4.0
Tons of people are fleeing from vBulletin 5x due to trying to follow those examples you listed.
I believe that both IP. Board and vBulletin have their pros and cons. I generally think they are equal. The vBulletin 3x series is great in my opinion... However vBulletin 4x and 5x... not so much. Each series seems to decline in quality.
Though it's quite funny timing, as I'm planning to purchase a vBulletin license in a few weeks to run 3.8 on one of my other websites.