It sucks that everytime I come up with a reboot design I like, I find myself realizing as I'm coding that half the changes just don't gel with me for everyday reading. Am going very minimalist now (and using minimalism too, lol) and here's a look at it currently. The colorscheme is a coffee/beige background with mocha brown, minty blue and pink used for text links and designs.
Of course all I've done is figure out generally what goes where and the coding still needs so much more work (plus entry fonts, adding images etc.). Popular links, calendar et all will go into a bottom navigation all the way down so its not really in your face as soon as the page loads ^^ That section might end up being the most graphically intensive...
 OMG, I wish more people would try out Paint Tool SAI for inking sketches - the WIPs by artists like fightfair (enduro) makes me all *A* from the gorgeous lineart - I just adore the line variation and quality that can be achieved as long as there's a graphics tablet (or cintiq XD) on hand.
 Will be posting responses for the top 5 whatevers meme tomorrow so feel free to add any other Qs before then :D
 I asked Samurai-PET a few weeks back whether she'd be willing to squeeze in a gift commish and she was super nice about it - not to mention insanely fast as usual haha. She posted up the piece this past week:
click pic to zoom + artists's post here!
The printable version went over to Sharon who, while always being awesome in general (and a brilliant friend for spazzing about commissions with, haha), helped me out a lot while things got a bit crazy this year what with moving to Canada - thank you so much for everything *LOVES*