Good points, yaminb. I agree, I think the picture link should go to the category for the reasons you listed.
(just noticed the FCKEditor carriage return/scroll bug in Firefox..ugh)
I like the idea of putting the "category navigator" found on the products page on the right-hand-side of the home page. This was actually debated in our design. That being said, let's kill two birds with one stone:
What should be listed on the Right-Hand-Side (RHS) of the home page (and in what order)?
Here are the available modules:
- Picture of the Day/Week *
- Recent Changes (mini-version) *
- RSS Subscription box *
- Featured People *
- Category Navigator (as found on /products/ RHS)
- Anything else you can think of not yet existing...
Keep in mind, that order indicates priority, but it also is affected by the vertical size of the element. For example, the "Featured People" module is short whereas the "Category Navigator" is tall.
As far as the "anything else you can think of.." category, I've been mulling around the concept of a statistics module and/or page. We could show top users by # of edits (all-time, monthly), most popular products by views, and/or most popular products by edits.