FilterJoe is my first thematic child theme. Of particular interest:
1) It was designed with readability as the overriding goal. I've had to back off that slightly as it was interfering too much with usability (I just added underlines back to links, for instance, because some people were not noticing the links at all).
2) This is my first time designing a theme, modifying CSS, or even running a blog - took me around 40-50 hours to do (at least 2/3 of which was learning curve related, and unfortunately done without the aid of Firebug).
3) My second post, "Site Design for Reading" could be of interest to those who want to emphasize readability - and I'd love to get feedback about it in the comments.
I could not have accomplished what I did in such a short amount of time without the carefully thought out Thematic theme defaults, the respository of answered questions in this forum, and specific help from dannydamnboy. I am now a big fan of Thematic!
I hope to make contributions to this forum myself as I gain knowledge of CSS, Wordpress, and Thematic.
Note: BBPress is not allowing me to include my web site name in this post. It is filterjoe preceded by www and followed by com