Absolutely positioned divs at bottom left and top right
Hidden clickable divs for colleagues, joined sites, and featured sites
Using CSS' linear-gradient property for the background colors
Implementing text-shadow EVERYWHERE
Hiding and showing divs with a jQuery animated collapse script
Absolutely centering things with just CSS
Implementing Google Fonts (what a lifesaver!)
This design is deceptively simple-looking; it actually took a lot of CSS and jQuery tricks to make this one come alive, as noted in the Credits list.
The layout's title, "Passionate Light," is my favorite phrase in the English language. (No idea why, just always has been!)
After learning about Google Fonts, I quite happily dispensed with the cumbersome @font-face rule that I had implemented in version 14. BYE FELICIA!!! ROFL
What started the ball rolling for this design: the animated collapse script in use over at a dear Internet friend's site. When I saw that, I just HAD to find out how that was done. That led to Googling and learning more tricks, which led to this design!
I love the background gradient of blue to green to white--it makes me think of being underwater and looking up at the sky through the water's surface.