Probably goes into the Website Reviews section, I'm guessing.
I think the new layout is better in terms of usability and easy of navigation. The bad news that I see is the use of extensive graphics, which will probably load slow for 56k users.
I like how they used the little 'slideshow' to show new users around the new Cnet.com website, however, I highly doubt most people will have the time to sit and look through each slideshow scene.
I don't know about most users, but I think the "Missed Something" section at the bottom is a waste of space. I don't use this resource, but some others may find this of some use.
I think it would be best if the Cnet.com homepage was split in various color schemes for each different section. This would make each section easily color-coded for quick reference and would be much easier to browse through, and makes the text less cluttered.
Overall, I think the Cnet.com's new design is above all the previous designs they've had.
Very True, however that is from a huge portal side of it. If your talking about a small company a huge design doesn't matter as long as the customers can find the products,contact,about,services,support pages
If a company wants to totally redesign their site they do it slowly making small changes as they go.
I like cnet.com though its very clean and professional.