As you're all aware, Stack Exchange has implemented a unified theme structure across all network sites, which impacted the appearance of Biology Stack. (See Biology updated site theme is ready for testing! for the initial announcement and some early feedback).
A handful of us provided some initial feedback, and I noticed some consistency in some of that feedback. Although Stack Exchange has made clear that the overall theme and it structure are not up for further discussion, after reaching out to SE staff, they've let me know that we can request minor modifications on Meta (ala Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented?)
In the interest of creating a community-driven response (instead of just my own), I'd like to use this post to gather feedback regarding the new layout so that I (or someone else) can pass them along in a succinct and community-informed Meta request.
Note from Meta:
While the layout (where the elements are, the existence of the left navigation, etc) is fixed, we're happy to work with sites to get their specific designs/artwork more in line with what they want - within the layout restrictions - and understanding that it will take us a bit to get to the changes.
Let's do this like we vote for Community Promotion ads:
Create a simple answer post with your thoughts, and posts that get a positive upvote score of >6 can be passed on.
Note: please read the linked Meta post to get a feel for what can and cannot be requested.