I’m tempted to just let the redesign be a surprise, but it seems silly to deprive myself of the wisdom of people who actually know something about design, if there are any of you out there. So, below the fold (for those of you who prefer surprises) a very, very rough/tentative mockup of what the new look of the blog might be. I don’t need specific comments at this stage, since I guarantee that the final product will look quite different—this is just something I tossed together as a quick-and-dirty outline.
Update: Made some minor modifications for legibility. Still trying out various looks, so don’t panic if you hate this one.
Update II: Never mind. It’s obviously a bit silly to ask for comments at this stage of the process, and at the level of generality I was going for. Rest assured that none of the things people actually find awful about the mockup ever had any risk of making it into a real layout.