The new owners of the 'pattern central' sites, did do some refurbishing, but the color scheme is awful, you can't read the light blue text that well. There are ads at the top of the page, but the links work. This happened fairly recently, so they may have plans to update it. Their contact mechanism doesn't work, but you can go to their facebook page and leave a comment or three on the new format. Many people don't like it. The site hasn't been abandoned and gone over to the place holder type links that some domains do.
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