I have to say, while I liked the v 3.0 design overall, I just wasn’t feeling the lovin’ when it came down to the way the posts were separated.
It was difficult to tell where one began and the other ended. And colors/fonts were still a bit off.
And I hadn’t really thought through the impact of the floating main content body for wide-screen monitor users.
So I eventually found the Concept Nova template over at BTemplates. I liked the overall feel.
The template code was a lot easier to tweak as well for my design.
So here it is…seems to render properly in Mozilla, Chrome and IE (though the lower-case “grand stream dreams” in the grey bar is clipped in IE). Still need to check how it looks in Safari and Opera but I expect that will be well.
update: Opera also renders it fine although in Safari for Windows, if the text zoom is set at “normal” then the top-most heading punches a line gap between the images. Setting the text zoom for the page down one notch resolves the issue but it a bit harder to read. All else seems fine.
Hope everyone is pleased.
I still need to download and “self-host” the image files that make up the template elements just in case they get nuked or changed (doubtful but it could happen).
Feedback is welcome.