I just put up a new version of the always-wip-design for my blog, and wouldn't mind a little feedback.
What I'm most curious about is the new sidebar design (there's a screenshot of the previous version in a recent post).
I think the background image is too short for high resolutions, I'll fix that asap, but how many people who use 1600x1200+ really browse in full screen? And it's too gritty, but I havn't come up with anything better so far.
What about ad placement? I decided to add some because I think a hobby that pays for itself is better than one that doesn't, so I don't want them to be too obtrusive. :)
Any opinions on the design are welcome.