i just launched my new site thebirdnetwork.ning.com
Would like your feedback on the way the main page is layed out
and whether I should remove something or not due to loading speed.
I did it according to what they recommended on the best practices section.
Looking good! Loads super fast. Nothing on there that is slowing things down at all.
The header looks like it could be a little shorter. Might try messing with that. Also, your module heading text might be better in white since you have a darker background for that module headings area. You may want to consider putting photos up near the top of the page. Your network will thrive on bird photos.
A few ideas for content:
Another thing i would like to add o Eric's feedback
The text and links almost have the same color, why dont you give link or text and different color so your visits know which is clickable and not