Hey Michael, the one picture has article text going at (looks like) double the length per line of the current layout... How does that play with mobile browsers? Speaking personally a web page with very long text lines that I have to keep scrolling back and forth from to read one paragraph is the quickest way for me to NOT go back to that site on my phone, which cuts into your ad revenue
EDIT: Why get rid of the traditional phoronix green? I like the smaller header bar up top, but any specific reason to drop the green? Or did you just feel like changing things up?