Starting tomorrow, we'll be testing out a slightly different design on the io9 front page. This is a tweak, so don't fear a Kinja-scale change. The main thing you'll notice is that Observation Deck will now be linked from the io9 front page in the upper left sidebar! AT LAST.
We'll be testing the new design for about a week, then rolling it back to do more testing. So just be aware that this is a beta test, and it's not permanent. Let me know what you think after you've actually seen the design tomorrow.