My friend Darren Hardy, a professional graphic artist and web designer, just put the finishing touches on a complete Gnome Stew redesign.

In addition to the many visual changes, some more subtle than others, you can now a) actually FIND things with our new Google-powered search (go ahead, try it out!), and b) browse the archives by author.

You’ll also encounter a wider main (content) column, better balanced white space, and numerous other visual and usability changes both large and small. Our thanks to Darren for a killer redesign — he nailed it.

For posterity, here’s the old design (click for big):

We hope you like it. Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you spot a bug please tell us about it.