Thanks for the comments… 80’s good point :) still working on how to make the header and footer be unique.
as for the 1200px wide there is an actual reason for that. In the field our website is dedicated to if you are using smaller that about a 15 inch monitor you are screwed that being said it lots great on all the newer monitors and its more or less prepping for the future. Also, because be are going to be driven by our Screencasts and Free content we found it nearly impossible to work with our old 960 format without everything becoming really hard to find and really overbearing. That means the articles are really the only thing that looks out of place.
Did you get a chance to look at the screencast and freebies page to tell me what you think there?
I just think a lot of work needs to be done on layout and design because the 1100 to 1200 range is where we would like to be.