*Apologies for any confusion, this thread was originally started in the 'Just Starting Your Design' forum but qualifies as a site review and so has been re-posted here - sorry for anyone who voted already in the closed thread*
I am designing layouts for my personal site and i'm looking for some advice as to which of the two I have done so far you prefer. Feedback is greatly appreciated on either of the designs as I am more than willing to alter both of these before coming to a decision and finishing up/coding one. Some more details can be found in my signature. Below are the links to the two layouts.
Also if you dislike both, don't be afraid to say so! I am quite happy to scrap them both and start over.
I have updated layout 1 to match the desired functionality if my home page.