Mockups for the new main page and top level topic pages

I have spent a fair bit of time today creating some mockups for a new look for the main pages, and the top level topic pages. I thought I'd share these first two with you, before going ahead and making any more, so I can get feedback

In each case, the crazy floated boxes have placeholders for where icons will appear (the red/blue squares), and the descriptive text for each subpage. I will fill in those with real content as soon as it is available, and obviously this is fairly rough for now, but there is a limit to what you can do when messing around with inline styles ;-)

The idea would be to use the exact same structure seen on the HTML page, for all other subpages, to give the whole site a nice degree of consistency.

For now, can you let me know what you think? 

Chris Mills
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Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2012 15:26:26 UTC