tye made me aware in the recent thread: PerlMonks site design that I hadn't updated the status of this specific effort to redesign PerlMonks. I've abandoned the work, in short, due to both my poor choice of a top-down approach and what I perceived as a lack of interest from a good percentage here in the Monastery. Please don't take that as a recommendation that such efforts shouldn't be tried in the future but I would advise the endeavor take a different direction.
Thank you to everyone who gave feedback during the process. It was a humbling experience for this cocky graphic designer. ;-)
"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote