Well, for what it's worth, that's the new banner for now. I can't say that I'm completely satisfied with the tile that I cropped from my old banner.
Other than that, I like it fine, especially the new title and sub-titles. Any suggestions that don't require a masters degree in graphic design, or require me to buy Photoshop -- which I have managed to get by without all these many years? Actually, I did this with Snagit, a screen capture tool that's essential for traders needing to take snapshots in time of various streaming charts during the trading day.
Now, if TypePad would create a standard layout that included three columns, but with the two narrow columns side-by-side to the right, I'd be really content.I'm seeing that more and more on blogs, and I think it's a great design. I've looked into various things like WordPress and such, but it just seems like I'd have to spend too much time on configuration and not enough on writing. TypePad has the ability for complete customization as well, but you have to do it with CSS scripts. I played around trying to modify one of their templates so as to better suit my needs, but as soon as I would get one element looking right, it would mess something else up, and so on. An entire afternoon was enough to set that aside.