Working on setting up a central location for all our blogs, built with EE. I haven't really spent much time on the header area or the right sidebar yet, so mostly looking for feedback on the Featured Posts and Recently areas.

Also, a lot of the design is dictated by the main website (the blogs have to appear related, but not identical). Therefore, the color palette, for the most part, is set in stone. And the background gradient can't be changed either.