It’s nice to see someone take an influence and do something with it. Sure, there are some structural similarities that hint toward Golden Mean, but I’m pleased and flattered to find a design which goes out of its way to establish its own identity through completely modified graphics, colors, and type treatments. I’ve seen enough copies of design work to know that Parker actually took the time to deconstruct a CSS file, learn how it was put together and what it was doing, and rebuild a style sheet from scratch for a modified design. I could pass on the idea of lichen as a representation of beauty. But hey, “eye of the beholder” and all that. Well done.
Other entries for SitePoint’s CSS Design Contest are listed here. (grazie a mezzoblue)