Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Francisco
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,320
In the first design I was thinking of a Yahoo.com layout with boxes like they have but didn't finish it as I wasn't liking it 100%. If I brush it up it might look better. So I kept the box idea in mind and tweaked it for the next designs.
The only thing that I feel is missing is a box or portion of the page that can be updated weekly highlighting something new. For example on Yahoo's website the second box today is Travel, I think on Friday it was movies. I'm considering doing something similar, perhaps where the Buyer's Guide box is and have that rotate daily with other content (Monday = Guides, Tuesday = Shops, Wed = Photo Gallery) etc to keep the homepage fresh. I'm starting to like that idea actually.
I agree with what you are saying regarding the forum topics and considered what you said. That is why I put them at the bottom to give them less presence.