Phillip Winn has working maniacally – he even has a real job (freak) – to incorporate suggestions for improving the site, and we have ended up with a hybrid of the old and new designs, with some very cool new features.
He had to deal with the Exporer 5.5 issues (suckiest browser of all time, upgrade you fools), concerns with uneven treatment of categories in the (old) new design, how to deal with the need for six columns in finite space, etc. I think it came out real well.
The spotlight section is now vertical once again, and has the latest three posts per category instead of one, resolving many concerns in one fell swoop.
The biggest addition is the Leaderboard section: on the left sidebar scroll down to the Top Contributors area, then lick on “Leaderboard.” On this page you will find charts for Top Commenters, last 24 hours; Top Posters, last 24 hours; Top Commenters, last 7 days; Top Posters, last 7 days; Top Commenters, last 30 days; Top Posters, last 30 days; Top Commenters, all time; Top Posters, all time. You can also choose a name to see all posts or comments by that author. Too cool!
Thanks Phillip, and thanks for all of your comments and suggestions – still more to come so keep checking back.