In response to “Will this one last?” the answer is most certainly, no. I liked the trees in the background, and I liked the sidebar, but it was too much like everything else I’ve ever had for the site. I was ready for a change, and decided to go with something a bit more…radical. I find that this new layout is a bit of a shock to behold at first, but it grows on you and it’s pretty clean-looking. I do have a couple of slight formatting problems that I hope to address, but I did even more changes in this template so I feel that it’s even more “mine” (although the original and its variants have been downloaded thousands of times and are no doubt in use on many other websites as I type this).
Hopefully, I’ll deliver some knock-out content soon. I wish Austimus and Waldo would help me out sometimes though. Oh, but do let me know your thoughts on this theme. Should I get rid of the ad at the top? Do tabs work for the one person who won’t use a mouse? Do you catch any odd formatting problems? I’m all ears.