By overwhelming popular demand the colors are now back to something similar to the original design. I used Firefox (as all right-thinking web surfers should do) when I was testing the layout. Viewed in Firefox, the blog is comprised of nice muted tones and the panels are evenly spaced. However, it doesn’t look nearly as good in IE (not surprising, perhaps, since it’s been about 4.5 years since the current version of IE was released).
Attentive readers will have already noticed that (1) the blog slogan/subtitle has changed slightly to more clearly indicate that there are multiple bloggers posting here, and (2) there’s an “About Angry Bear” link in the Information section of the left panel.