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The branding above tones down MetaFilter's blue color scheme while shifting the puke "Filter" to a softer green, with a friendlier typeface that emulates the old logo style. The design is somewhat minimal, but the whitespace can become ad-riddled as necessary. Will it be necessary? 21 comments (21 new)
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For logged in users, the front page optionally displays all new posts, color-coded — eliminates the need for section hopping. Clicking on the section heading in the upper right will take you to the applicable page. Logged out users (i.e. those unfamiliar with the site) always view MeFi, MeTa, and AskMe seperately. 17 comments (17 new)
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New "more inside" functionality is included on the posting page, and autolinks from the post. [more inside] 0 comments (0 new)
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An asterisk at left represents a new post, and a speech bubble indicates new comments — these unobtrusive markers allow logged-in visitors to check threads for new comments with only a quick glance. 14 comments (3 new)
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Several elements have been removed in the interest of stripping down unnecessary front-page clutter. Does anyone, for instance, really care about the ever-buggy date headings? 5 comments (0 new)
 
This design (entirely CSS-based) scales to browser windows of just about any size. And it validates. [more inside] 22 comments (1 new)
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