As someone new to Medium, I’m trying to understand how much you can customize the look and feel of a forum. I’m wondering if there’s a way to make your forum look more like a news site. Or make it seem to your users like they are writing a blog post.
To be more specific, can you make your forum mimic the look and feel of medium.com?
The home page of medium is laid out more like a news site–with articles (in the Discourse case, I guess they would be topics) in different places to be visually appealing.
A lot of the articles also have an image attached to it on the home page for visual appeal. Using Discourse, this could happen maybe if, for example, I as the forum owner would give each category an image, and that image would appear next to the topic when posted.
If you then go to write a post on medium.com, the post automatically defaults to a clean, distraction-free form that basically takes over the page.
Is there a way to make a discourse forum like this, especially the home page look and feel?