Constantin's ideas and suggestions for the new layout I plan to implement on my main blog have been extremely helpful. The new layout is a 'minor current design refresh,' not a brand new design.
Thinking about what he suggests, I've now got very close indeed to what I'm happy with. Re-did the banner graphic with laptop-typing at the left now. I used a style sheet (style_1.css), edited the banner image location and file name and changed the alignment to 'left' rather than 'center.' The more I thought about how I re-did the banner, the more ranging it left seemed logical.
So here's the new layout:
- NevOn layout: Release Candidate 1
Yes, I like the look of it taking up the full screen width rather than the narrow columns with lots of space either side. The only thing I don't like right now is that 'NevOn' in the banner is too big, ie, font size. I'll re-do the banner with the name slightly smaller.
Doing all this in Paint Shop Pro 8, which is all you really need for simple work like this.