The new look works for me. It’s clean but I’m hoping the trend ‘less is more’ will soon be over. It’s hard to find sites that have a personal touch. The old css-tricks design was cool but the new design is cleaner and easier to read. I like that Chris is re-designing and keeps the site alive. I’m sure the ‘look’ of this site could be improved with a couple of borders here and there to keep stuff separated. Right now it feels like I’m walking around in a cloudy winter landscape without a fence and I’m afraid that I might fall into a big ice hole.