Thanks very much for your hard work redesigning the site, Sandy. Although I like the new style overall, I strongly agree with the above comments. I'm guessing that your resizeFrame function sets a maximum width of 1000 pixels? If you could adjust that to 90-95% of the window width for windows >1000 pixels wide, it would be great.
The combination of the overall narrower frame, AND the sidebox space, AND the change to Verdana (probably the fattest font in common use on the web) is a triple whammy! In my opinion, any part of a post written in itemised style, such as an outline of how to build or solve a puzzle, dramatically loses its readability when (normally) simple, single line statements constantly get scrunched onto two lines.
But of course the important news is that our community's medium of exchange is back in business -- yeehaa!