New Design Tinkering

I'm playing with a new design for this site. My old site was basically a "temple of ego" that covered just about everything I was doing online and when I stripped it all away to start over, I knew eventually I wanted to bring back a bit of the clutter.

I just started working on this CSS monstrosity and it's only applied to the main index page at present, but I hope to refine it over the following week and mold it into something more attractive and orderly. For now, I figured I might as well redesign in public, warts and all.

Oh, and be sure to use Firefox or Safari to view it, IE/win can't understand any of the first-child, first-line CSS nor any of the png backgrounds.