I was trying not to comment negatively when I saw the page initially, so I've had a think about it. Take this criticism for what it is: a design and implementation expert with a big interest in the Pi looking at it from his point of view.
Firstly, Epoc's comment:
The banner on top of page uses 2 pictures, and sharp geometric figures. The next section is all soft. In the "community" banner the geometric design comes back... I'm not convinced the contrast adds clarity to the page. Overall I think the page is very busy and the various sections are not easy to identify.
is quite correct - there is an awful lot of different styles going on here. There is also way too much colour on the page. I suspect that a style guide was worked out and then given to the designer who felt that he/she had to use positively every single colour in the book. I'm not saying that every website has to be corporate, bare and sterile, but the page is very hard on the eye when you're scrolling through trying to find what you want.
Secondly, can you buy a Raspberry Pi? You know what? I think you just might be able to, given that there are *three* buy links at the top of the page. They all go to the same place, too. I can understand that it's quite important to give people the ability to buy Raspberry Pis, or at least give them links to do so, but one would do. The Buy for Business, especially, is ridiculous given that it goes to the same place as the link directly above it.
"People are doing incredible things with Raspberry Pi every day. Here’s the latest from our blog:" Unfortunately, the blog doesn't always feature people doing incredible things with the Raspberry Pi specifically. Looking at it right now: Hackspace magazine is pretty agnostic, to it's benefit, but it's not really about people doing things with the Pi. Learn how to document your code isn't really a Pi thing, it's a general thing. Eight(ish) projects is appropriate. The Jura whisky thing is appropriate. Stories are going to need to be hand-picked and more Pi-specific for the heading to work.
A word about navigation. The headings at the top are fine, but you're missing an easy-to-find link to the Projects sub-site (which still doesn't have a way to search it or to see what's new, but that's how it's been since resources were first added to the site, unfortunately). The nav on the Forums doesn't match style-wise, either.
The purple block for 'find a club near you' is unnecessary as you've already got links to the three options directly above. The page is so large, duplicates of content are not necessary.
The Books and magazines block looks good, although it does have, yet again, another visual style to the rest of the page.
Make something with code is so far down the page, I would probably have got bored if I was a kid, which I think is what the page has been designed for. This is where your rich content is - the how-to activity guides on projects.raspberrypi.org. You should probably be treating the projects content as the jewel in the crown, but that's just my opinion.
Your mission statement at the bottom is a duplicate of the text in the top-right box. Admittedly, it's longer. if you want to say that stuff, and you think it's important, you should be saying it 'up front' and certainly shouldn't repeat yourself at the bottom where nobody will go.
Sign up to our newsletter is a call to action and should be much higher if you want people to actually do it. If you don't, it shouldn't be on the page. Again, social-media wise - if you want people to engage with you on Social Media by finding you off the homepage, this should be nearer (or along) the top.
Again, this is just my opinion, but I do websites all day every day so feel I've at least got the experience to give an informed opinion.