Fair point about the top bar. Maybe a small 5px or 10px white space above it to make it stand out a bit better? Or would that look messy?
Don’t pay too much attention to the way Hydragenic looks… it’s long overdue a revamp. My dissatisfaction with its four year-old design is doubtless one of several reasons my posting frequency has dwindled. Most of my online efforts have been directed elsewhere for the past year. (After seven years of solitary scribbling, I’ve found that I much prefer collaboration.)