The problem with the wordpress default theme is that it’s insanely complicated, especially in the header area. Someone going in to edit it a bit “starting with the default” is in for a world of hurt, because it’s many many many many lines of CSS.
Inspired by this post a weekend ago, I ripped the guts out of the default theme and created a “minimal” theme with no css at all. I intended to go in and recreate it as a thing of beauty, but I hadn’t the energy at the time.
I just got some energy, I guess, because I just opened up “minimal” again and added a very small amount of css to it and it’s starting to look nice again. Things I’d still like to do as I write: pick a less garish color for links, since there are so many of them; unsquish the text on the right a bit; stuff like that. Any other suggestions? Any browsers it looks downright *awful* on?