First I must complement you on the design of the Clearstep community space. It is refreshing, colors are soothing to the eye, and extremely well done. I do have some suggestions.
As a community admin, I often hear from my users that that don't like big banners at the top of the space and its pages; they want maximum use of the screen for viewing content, collaborating in wiki pages, etc. I find myself in their shoes here in Clearstep. So I offer you the following suggestions:
Hope that is useful feedback. Angelique
Angelique - i totally agree with your feedback/suggestions. I am currently in the process of planning out some design tweaks to help with overall usability and clear action paths for encouraging participation. Part of that is making the site easier to navigate through and making better use of screen real-estate. So your comments are well timed. Thank you!