So, if you notice odd things happening with the formatting, you'll know why. Once I hit on something I like, I'll leave it there but I'll be expecting comments about how it looks and whether it's an improvement on the one you're used to or not.
UPDATE: I've incorporated some suggestions made such as making the blog fit into the display size of lower resolution monitors. I've also done a bit of work in getting the posts to display on a semi-transparent background. Unfortunately, due to deficiencies with Internet Explorer, I can't release it just yet. There may be a work-around but it's quite techy stuff that may be beyond me. If you're interested in seeing how it works with Firefox, have a look here.
I quite like the look of it, what do you think?
If I ever manage to get round the transparency problem with .png files for IE prior to IE7, I'll do something about it. For the time being, the transparent background will display as grey for earlier versions of IE.