Begone yellow. Or gold, whatever you call that color. To me, that color, that yellowy CNET color looks old and tiring. It did not portray well what CNET has to show – new technologies. The new colors are much better, softer and more professional.
As for the home page… Well, honestly, I much prefer the blog style where you don’t have too many links in the home page and show more excerpts from the articles. Anyhow, so long as the yellow is gone. CNET have lots of learn from the technology blogs, they’re still stuck at the traditional journalism method where you’ll put the face of the person who writes the article. No one does that these days in online publishing except CNET.