Brett and CO.
Images addition is (as stated above) okay but not particularly desired. What I'm NOT enamored with is the editorializing (need better editors or NO editors...and coders/forum mods are NOT editors in the true sense). THAT pretty much guarantees I'll stick to RECENT POSTS as my landing page, even though, all these years, I've always hit HOME first THEN clicked on RECENT. Whether you, the crew, or the editors of the front page know it, the TONE (politics) of the home page has changed.
I'd rather "get my motor runnin'" reading "on the byway" (forum pages) instead of HOME. (sic, added in edit... some will trounce me in that the word is "highway"... I played guitar with Steppenwolf years back and know the difference... as a sub for three venues)
I realize that experiments between rez 800 to 1939 (okay, 1920, but there is a "war" on in resolutions) requires experiments on what can be viewed on any and all res mentioned... but not on same res ZOOMED by "old eyes" ( [webmasterworld.com...] ) which makes it a LENGTHY SCROLL even at 1690 full screen with a min font of 20.
YET... WW has got to make a change. I know this, I think all of us know this. This clean, uncluttered interface is so... (to the idjuts o' duh web) so... boring. And YET, AGAIN, those idiots are not the audience intended.
Might I suggest a look at other eye candy yet relevant sites, a right float random Top Ten/Twenty in ACTIVITY sidebar, some RED TITLES (bearing in mind that some 10% are colorblind), 160/220 images of SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE (else NONE), and a weather bar. But don't forget the lobby bar as well (I'll have a brewski, thanks!) The last two are tongue in cheek.
Experiment we must, but don't experiment the heart out of Webmasterworld. This is one of the few places where REAL info can be found regarding web (space) mastering... and even that cheeky (and equally relevant) site The Register thinks we're hot stuff, too. Don't want to lose that in all the experiments.