While I’m throwing out ideas, it’d be cool if there was some kind of highlighting/styling for specific content types to make them stand out.
You have the pink icon and pink “Feature” for features. How about an icon for the Podcast, plus using different ones for ‘reviews’, ‘hardware’, ‘bestest best’ etc…
Using the same pink icon for all of those categories makes it kinda meaningless.
Specifically for the podcast, I’d give the surrounding div a slightly different background color to make it stand out as a unique thing.
You don’t want to go overboard with icons, as they wouldn’t stand out then and it’d become a bit of a mess. But ones for the categories above would be a good idea imho.
If there are regular columns like The Mechanic or The Limit Break then maybe they could have their own reserved spot somewhere in the layout.
Also, just as an idea for the future, which I don’t know if the platform would support, if I’m signed in then you should theoretically be able to tell which articles are new since my last visit, and either highlight those slightly or fade out the older ones slightly. That way, scrolling down the front page, it’d be easy to pick out new articles in the different sections.