The thing I really loved in the Kottke redesign was his photo navigation.
Standard photo album, sure. Except the navigation is fantastic: to go to the next image, you click anywhere in the right half of the photo. To go to the previous image, if there is one, you click on the left half.
It’s brilliant because it’s a simple, pure HTML based interface trick, and yet it neatly mimics the real-world action of turning over a page, flicking through photos. Neat-o.
(That’ll probably not be featuring on Photovore, then).