- move your mouse over the various headlines under "Top headlines" - and the photograph at the left changes appropriately to something related to the headline/story.
- look at (and click on) the "previous" and "next" buttons alongside the Daily Spotlight section - to see more articles within the same screen.
- click on one of the top headlines and go to the article page (say this headline titled $100 laptop moves closer to reality) - and then scroll down and look below the ad on the right. There's a very interesting visual way of presenting What's Hot - the most interesting (by size of the box) and most recent headlines (by colour of the box). But one can also switch to the plain old text headlines at a click.
- click on the the "Big Picture" "Related Stories" and the "Surprise Me" links just above the visual representation of "What's hot" - for instance, if you click on "Big Picture" for the $100 dollar laptop story, a graphic loads to present the perspective view of how this story is linked to various other related stories/developments and one can shift the focus to one of the other stories or go on to read any of those actual stories.
Ajax at work? Also see Mediaweek's piece on CNET's new home page design.