New Template Redux
Also, I listened to everyone's suggestions on my design, and I will be changing the color of the text in the sidebars as soon as I figure out a suitable color that both matches my palette and shows up well. Although I can see the links, sidebar headings, and the links in the post just fine, so I'm leaving them as is.
Oh, I had one more question, mainly for people who've been here before. It seems to me that the page is loading significantly faster than it did with the old template (before I got rid of a lot of the buttons). Can anyone confirm this?
Update: Ok, the text in the sidebars is now a bit darker. I think it's a little easier to see, but still looks nice. Best I can do folks. I don't want to use something that shows up well but looks like crap.