Since there isn’t a dedicated thread for branding proposals (the two stickies are dedicated to their respective authors), I am going to post all my proposals here, hope you guys don’t mind.
I finally have some free time now and I'll be sketching for more concepts over the next couple of days. I will update this thread accordingly.
With styles back-ported from concept 2.
Just noticed the little 'tail' shouldn't be there.
Styles back-ported from concept 3d.
A variant of concept 3c, suitable for promos and banners.
Click on the layout to view the 100% version.
Ideally the search bar should behave similarly to OS X's Spotlight.
With user info panel (top right corner, under the search panel).
Fixed the search bar's alignment as well as the Latest Releases block.
Improved the page contrast.
Improved font size and reworked on the 'features' block.
Made the features block less dominant, still thinking of ways to improve the contrast.
"Tip of the Day" should be randomly generated thus keeping visitors more engaged to the home page.