I change the layout of the Forum FAQ a bit. Since the FAQ is read-only for non-moderators I moved the actions down, I don't see the point in a Top participants widget since it is all managed by JC anyway, so I was able to give the discussions the full width allowed by the template:
Not an available option. There were some designs based on hand-written HTML that did something similar, but no consensus.
If anybody wants to give it a go, you are welcome to grab the HTML source from the Forum FAQ, alter whatever you want between the tags in the source and send me the result. If it is HTML and CSS only we could try other designs out.