Here is a quick (cropped) screen cap of my work on the new theme.
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The color scheme will be red/black and there will be rounded corners (among other things). I'm also going to use excerpts on the front page and utilize my footer space better than I do now. The basic design scheme is four column even though you will not see four columns.
Let me know what you think of the new header.