The banners are not about the games as much as the spring engine having a variety of projects.
That area can do a lot of things. It's OK to re-purpose it for specific projects.
Ok, so the community news gets a bigger box? This is an engine site not a project site like say the planetannihiliation site used to be.
Well, that slant would change a bit.
Games would get more focus, since that's what most people visiting the website are interested in. Engine-focused articles and promotional campaigns (stuff like, "we're having a contest to build a Spring game in a week, come learn about the engine") would also be a good focus.
The overall idea, though, is to turn the currently lifeless space into something that is actively useful and creates interest.
Why? I can ask a site admin to do that. There is no reason you should be messing with the shots page though as having old and new shots gives a bit of a cool engine history. Some people like to see that.
Well, for example, maybe this week we're highlighting S'44.
So, in terms of basic process, I will have delivered a press release (written by the S'44 team, of course) and we're encouraging the press to come look at the game.
At the same time, we're wanting a broad push for the game to help it find an audience, and we're wanting to take the opportunity to reach out to potential game developers (by talking about the wonderful stuff they've implemented) and potential engine people (by making them excited about the broad functionality of the engine).
So on the front page, we have a feature about the game, including screenshots from it, a featured video, and banners highlighting it.
That says, to anybody checking out Spring, that you can expect solid support and professional interest, and it's a big honey-pot for people on the development end.
Same story can be applied to the engine- maybe this week we're talking about the research projects people have used Spring for (that would be a drop-kick project, I'm sure the professors involved in the AI area in particular would be happy to get free press), the need for developers in selected areas, or whatever people want to talk about and are willing to help put together materials for.
In short, I want to make it a living thing that's useful for everybody and directly supports the rest of what would need to be done.
This creates a useful feedback loop, where interested people join the community and are checking out things more often, and where the press starts expecting us to talk to them (whether they choose to run with it is another thing entirely).
Oh, and as for your edit, you haven't downloaded that profile build yet. Please let me know if it runs