I have been working on a new theme design, called “Boxed Apart.” The idea is partly to be more colorful, partly to use more screen space, and partly to improve other areas of the blog design.
I worked on a mockup using just a bare HTML file and a CSS file to get the design looking like I wanted. Now that I’ve uploaded it to my site, it’s not quite looking right. Mainly it’s a matter of some text colors, fonts, and text alignment. There’s also some extra bits in the sidebar that don’t need to be there, and some sidebar styling that needs to be fixed (the table that displays the monthly archives, for example).
Once I get it fixed up, I hope to create another version for smaller screens.
EDIT: Well, I think I have everything working now for this theme. (I was missing a bracket in the stylesheet, and bobafred at the WordPress support forum found it for me.) Let me know if you encounter any problems.