The page simply looks unprofessional. The HTML source is a nightmare, too. HTML has moved on from those dark and painful days. Besides, it's bad for accessibility.
The problem isn't the background. It isn't those funny icons. It isn't the hexagonal arrangement of links. It's how they come together.
Off-centre is a big issue for me. The clash of the nice smoothed icons and the non-smooth, non-perspective-correct BASIC history strip is another issue. The "Download details" looks like a single link to me, it's confusing.
Maybe I could help...
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Do QB64 a favor...DON'T say another word about it! PLEASE!||Clippy on Jan 8|
|Now that's the Socialist spirt, alive and... well... worthless...||on Jan 9|
|* Well at least we don't ALLOW people to die to prove the state is broke!||Clippy on Jan 9|
|Topic continued here: URL*||on Jan 9|
|I offer what I can: informed feedback and advice||on Jan 9|