Though I greatly appreciate and respect Jay’s work on the site, like others, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the new(ish) layout.
So I wrote a css style that reduces a lot of the padding around elements, shrinks a few things, stretches a few things, etc. The aim was to fit as much as reasonably possible on the page without sacrificing clarity or aesthetics. I originally only had myself (and my own tastes) in mind, so no guarantees, but I thought I’d share it just in case anyone would be interested:
I’m pretty much satisfied with it, so I may not be in the most urgent hurry to adopt suggestions, though I’d be happy to listen.
(BTW For those who don’t already know, Firefox/Chrome/Safari have an addon called “Stylish” with which one can write and install “styles” to customize the appearance and layout of a site.)