The website looks more modern and it is a good start. A few comments, however: The ads are a bit too big and a bit too close to the content - there needs to be some white space between them, just for your eyes to rest (this is especially true on forum page). The ads feel very aggressive / in your face to the point of being unpleasant, much more so than on most websites (and we know virtually all websites have ads these days). It also limits the percentage of the page that can be content, so it feels like there is a lot less content on the page than previously.
When I scroll most favorited to the right, I get a different ordering of photos then when I click on "more most favorited". Seems strange, no? I miss the number of favorites and views on your own photos, as well as the forum preview on the front page. I find the website is slow to load, possibly because you're going to ad people each time to reload custom ads? The forum page downplays the most important info (i.e., item topic) and makes it equally important with other info like subject area or views. That makes it hard to scan the list of topics under discussion. Finally, I have a mac, and I can make my windows pretty wide. Is there a way I can make the core content wider as I widen my window too? Currently if I widen my window, I just get more white space on either side. While I'm thinking about it, one more suggestion: instead of scrolling content by clicking to a new page, would it be possible to put in an a internal slide/scroll bar in to enable scrolling without having to reload a page? Just a thought.
One more thing - if you can make it easier to search recipes or photos, it would be great. For example, if you could select either by one or more key words, then be able to sort the results either by rating/favorites or by date submitted (most recent or oldest first), etc. that would be very helpful. There are so many recipes out there that if I could search for say, the highest rated scratch chocolate cake, that would be ideal. Or if I'm looking for ideas for a specific type of cake, be able to search for photos based on certain key words and then sort in different ways to see the photos.