There has been many changes and improvement to the VHL Portal since its initial creation but there is one thing that has hardly changed at all, and that is the general look and feel.
Fortunately, that changes today with the release of first alternate Portal theme:
A simple dark theme to start, I think people that prefer darker colors will find it quite comfortable. Of course, you can always stick with the default. This process has created a bit of a framework that will make it much easier to create additional themes later on, so I do hope to have a few other options at some point. However, I am quite happy with how this came out.
You can try out the new theme using the theme changer at the bottom of the page:
Note that you must be logged in to change your theme.