First of all, great job taking a blank template and making your own with it.
But I must agree with JohnPope. I like the simplicity, but the font needs to change.
Also if you can figure out a better left sidebar without frames. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but even 10 years ago people would laugh at the use of frames on a web site. It’s a “nineties” thing. And judging by some of the blog posts you’ve posted already, you seem to be targeting the web-savvy and web developers. They, of all people, will turn away from your site if they saw that you use frames.
Again, please don’t think I’m being mean, I’m just trying to offer an opinion that could help you attain more credibility toward people who may use your site as a great web building resource.