10 Hours later and realizing I can google the username and find posts by him in this thread I found the post
Hi Paul, I'm not using this for anything but I notice in Opera (and other brorwser) the main column text-first paragraph is hidden and the only way to rectify this issue was to shorten the window horizontally
I fixed it by removing the top padding on #left and moving it to #outer
Perhaps you want to update your code when you get back.
Guess I need to post the link.
Your welcome .