Let me answer these in order:
No useability issues there then.
Nope. Using Gemini. No useability issues here. (grin)
The font size in the menu is too small for comfort, in my opinion
Was set to 70% normal. I upped to to 80%. 90% was too big, so see what you think now.
the size of of your banner pix is to big o,5 mb.......not nice for people on slow connections.
I understand. I emailed the guy who made the banner to see if there is any way it can go "on a diet". I noticed that it is saved with all the layers intact. He should be able to flatten it and add some sort of compression matrix. We'll see what we can do. I never noticed it, I have broadband. Thanks for pointing it out.
usability can be improved if you define posts a little better... image seperators or perhaps indentation of the text (even a little extra space after a post). The whole page looks kinda filled... where's the white space?
Good point. The "old" Xoops site had the newsfeeds on the front page and blog was on the menu. I wanted the "local" news first, the stuff written by the authors of the blog. But I wanted the newsfeeds on the front page, too. So I rewrote The Loop to have titles and excerpts like my RSS feeds and tried to make it all look the same. What resulted was the cluttered mess you saw.
I have moved the newsfeeds to a secondary static page accessible from the main menu. Hopefully, my readers who actually come to the site to read the newsfeeds will find their new location. But what we now have is a more traditional Loop with last 5 full text posts on the front page, plus I have added page navigation.
Please continue your nitpicking, folks, I do find it very useful. No, really!