I guess technically this design should have been 5.0, it really felt like the third major design change. This design is the first one that I didn't do, and it shows! :) Jeff Churchill
, the same person who designed the shirts for the contest created this, following the same sort of techno theme.
Navigation underwent a pretty major transition, from the one nav bar on the left side which was pretty consistent through all my designs to a sectioned approach, with four distinct areas. Each area has its own sidebar graphic down the right side, which happens to be the four different graphics layered behind the X logo on the entry to the site.
This also marked the relaunch of the site after a little over a year of neglect, so it was nice to have something new and hip to get things off on the right foot.