Minisite design forums are ideal for people that are in the process of putting together their own site. This approach allows for full control in regards to all aspects of the appearance, functionality, promotion and management of the site. Additionally, cutting out the middleman usually means a more cost effective way of setting up a minisite. Individuals that would rather be hands-on with their minisite will undoubtedly need assistance and access to various tools and resources at one time or another. Forums are one resource that can make a person's life much easier when it comes to learning about how to successfully run a minisite.
9 times out of 10, the majority of minisite design forums require people to register and create an account through the f#orum's site in order to become a member. One of the reasons for this is to make sure that the forums maintain an air of exclusivity and gives moderators and forum administrators the ability to keep track of who is a part of their online community. While it is possible to view the contents of the forum as a guest, unless an individual registers and becomes a member, he/she will not be able to view all of the content on the forums, start their own discussion thread or reply to other people's posts.
Joining a minisite design #forum is not only free it is also easy to do. Simply go to the forum's homepage and search for the area where members login. There will usually be a link or button that says something along the lines of "sign up," "create an account" or "join." Fill out the information in the required fields and follow the step by step instructions. After receiving an email confirmation to activate your account, you'll be able to begin participating in the forums.