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The enlarged FioL logo looks better without the thick crimson border, and it fills that awkward gap of empty space, plus the background pic in the search bar helps it stand out. I also like how the 'popular' tab now matches the navigation banner. Though personally, I liked the mock1 motto better, but mock2's works as well. Then again, catchy mottoes tend to be short. Either one is fine though.
Did you lighten up the background a shade or two? Because I notice a bit more contrast between it and the banner-- it works IMO.
The 'tags' and 'share' parts still feel a bit naked to me, but at least the tags aren't barely noticeable pieces of text at the very bottom of the article-- something that the visually challenged (such as myself) can appreciate.
I don't know what I was thinking when I mentioned red and yellow before--- unless you plan on opening up a chain of fast food restaurants. ;)
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