Before I start I wanted to thanks for that awesome piece of software.
I was using Discourse all over the place on many websites without really thinking about the underlying software…
But I just set up a self-hosted instance and it’s amazing! Thanks again…
Discourse is very customizable, and a sensible approach is to find (or create) a theme that styles the overall site, and then use theme components as needed for specific features (such as the category cards ).
I missed that “theme-component” category, I’ll look in here (while the ‘theme’ section seems to be closed and have a fixed list of theme, the “theme-category” seems to be an actual forum so it might be a little more difficult to find something).
Also, I guess that sooner or later I’ll need to dive into customizing using HTML/CSS (even JS?) to do things like adding a background overall or even only within the category cards like in those example.
I found those threads (with some others listed in them)