So let me get this straightened out. I have a wordpress site that has bbpress integrated. Do I need to use a different theme – a responsive one? or could I just stylize the current bbpress theme to make it responsive?
You can use bbPress with any theme. The trick is to implement some CSS and other formatting in a child theme to ensure it adopts the style of your underlying theme. We’ve been doing this globally for all the woothemes, and many others…it works well.
The CSS required will vary slightly, or greatly, depending on the theme you use. What are you using? Have a link?
I spent about an hour just cleaning up the boxes and borders bbPress draws around the text editor, which makes all of your editor buttons too small to press on a phone. You want that text editor to use up the full width of your device. I tried to make those buttons responsive but the problem is you need those buttons to be big enough to tap, like the “bold” button is tiny. In the end, decided to go with a fixed viewport. It’s just lots of little tradeoffs here and there that makes it frustrating.