I'd like to "modernize" our City's design a bit. Overall, we like the color scheme and left nav. (I hate the hit counter "Press control-d to bookmark" link, but that's another story). I'd also like to eventually template-ize the whole thing and reimplement it in CSS/XHTML, but for now, I'm concerned with the header:
I'm pretty good with server-side programming, but lousy with design. I was wondering if you could give me some ideas on how I might make the masthead look a little more modern. To me, it looks soooo 1990's.
Perhaps some design ideas or some links to ideas I might steal (with permission, of course) or links that might give me some ideas I can reimplement for our own design?