OK. First stage of redesign complete. I just wanted something quick and easy that would signal the changes ahead. Also, the latest mix now lives in the RHS bar for your delight and delectation :)
There'll be more tweaks as I get more confident with all of this - after all this thing has been going for 8½ years with only a few licks of paint. HTML has come a long way since then and I no longer work in the internet field.
So. Essays to come. :)