Sorry about that. I coppied the table off another page, and it used the itallics. I was going to change it to wiki code, but I had the entire table done before I noticed the problem, so I didn't do it yet. I'll change it now on Mary Charles' page and the other page if you haven't already.
I removed the import of your css at MediaWiki:Common.js. As you've pointed out the global nav is not unfortunately allowed to be edited. Also I really like the background but NathanWells informs me it seems to break a few things. It will probably work best if it's redone in CSS3 gradient form rather than as a background img.
I'll probably convert it via here and put it up again tomorrow for you :)
I did think that the background image could have used some work. I didn't think that the Wikia header could be changed, I was just expiramenting. I removed it shortly after I added it.
I see that you added a linear gradient on the headers on the side and main page. They look fine, but left-to-right gradients looks really old (kind of like Windows 95), so I changed them back to solid in my custom CSS. (I left in a modified gradient in case you still like gradients better. I commented it so you know what I changed). I also edited the boxes as a whole to style them some more.
I changed a couple more things, most noteably, the font. I am importing them via CSS. HTML would be better, but that is impossible with Wikia. I used a font with square serifs for the headers, and a thinner, more modern sans-serif font. I thought it would add a little more to this wiki to have a custom font, but if you dislike them, we can delete them, or change them. ;)
I have created a header for you, if you want to use it. I know that Nathan is working on a header, but I made this one in just a minute or two. You don't have to use it if you don't want to. ;)
I didn't do this in my CSS (yet), but for the color scheme of the wiki, I was thinking that you should use the colors from the LEGO color list on Bricklink (here). I used it for most of the colors on my camera drawing. I think it would give it a more LEGO/personalized feel instead of using default Wikia colors.
I was working with the gradient background from the website you linked, and it seemed to work well. I made my own gradient with it based on the BiM one, and it came out fairly nice. It's not perfect, but it's OK. I tried using very few color stops, because the more you have, the longer the page takes to load. You can see it here:
I also used the image import function, and it recreated it fairly well, but it uses a lot of color stops, and will be hard to adjust all of those. It didn't work well on the site, however, because it made the gradient huge.
I still reccomend that you use the image. Even though the gradient is newer and some say it is better, it will definately take longer to load, and if a browser does not support CSS gradients, then it will revert back to a solid color, which is not better. Plus, the gradient takes up more lines of code, and probably more loading time than the simple image. Even though CSS is the future, this one is better as an image, IMO. That's why I have reverted it back to the image in my CSS.
No I won't be banning you! There's absolutely no valid reason to do so. You can put whatever you want in your personal CSS. You're only trying to improve this wiki's appearance! :)
1) I think it looks nicer without the gradient on the box titles, not sure about the background color of the boxes though - it could do with being a touch lighter maybe? I definitely don't like having the background on the main page's welcome, featured film and featured article boxes though. I do like the border-radiuses. They match the radiuses in the nav bar well.
2) I think a custom font is a good idea too. In fact a few days ago I was also trying out some of the Google Fonts too. Think it would be a nice contrast for the titles.
3) I'll add your header image for now. It's definitely better than not having one. The only thing is the background colour seems to clash with the dark grey of the background a bit. I'll see if the others can give some feedback later.
In regards to the other changes you've made I'll add the font changes, tab color changes, remove the gradients, add the border radiuses and implement your background color but for sidebar modules only. Then we'll see what the others think of it.
I knew you wouldn't ban me, I was just kidding. ;)
I'm glad you like some of my changes, you may apply them if you wish. I may do some more CSS work (like I said) on the hover-overs, or making things consistent, but probably not much more, because of lots of work I have to do IRL.
The reason I added background colors to all of the boxes on the home page, is because there was just too much white all over the page, and it looked too bright and bland, so I used a very light blue background color. Maybe could be a bit brighter instead of totally removed, because a little color on a page makes things stand out more and look nicer, in my opinion. Of course, in the end, it's your opinion that counts, but that's just my explaination of why I added the color. ;)
I don't understnd what you mean when you say about the header image "the only thing is the background colour seems to clash with the dark grey of the background a bit." Do you mean the dark gray in the image (the thing that the camera is sitting on) or some other dark gray in the site? I applied the image via CSS temporarilly and I don't see any other dark gray on-site.
Sorry I wasn't clear I meant the grey camera stand. I'll explore some brighter blue shades - I understand what you say about not wanting it not being too plain. Thanks for all for your help though! Hopefully you can come back again to help us out when you have some time IRL.
I modified the camera stand a bit. I added a border around it and the other objects. I think that you were right, that it was clashing a lot. Hopefully this will help. Take a look at it and tell me what you think: