Luckily, as of a few weeks ago, somebody else saw the potential in the site and had generously invested in it enough so that we could afford some basic upgrades, many of which you've probably noticed incrementally over the last few weeks.
The biggest and largest update, however, is yet to come and will be implemented before the end of July. That update being the new design. Normally, I like to spring the new design on site visitors completely by surprise as I've done in the past with DIYGamer. However, given the nature of 8-Bit Funding, it would probably be best to reveal it now and give users a look at what they can expect. Here's the new site design:
As you can see, the new home page is much brighter and more dynamic than the old one. Gone is the "Featured" section that just mimics the "Popular" section. Instead we've placed a flash/java slider to better highlight premiere games. Additionally, the widgets now have actual monetary sliders to give an additional visual cue as to how much money a project has earned.
The project pages layout will largely remain the same as before in terms of the layout, but the overall aesthetics will be much cleaner. We'll also be removing those pesky artifacting found in the textual formats with this new design.
Finally, the "Browse" page will be very similar to what it is now, but with the new cleaner aesthetics.
Shortly after the redesign we'll also be implementing a slew of feature updates including private messaging, better updating/commenting, and a "high score" system for contributors. Look for all these updates and more to be out before the summer ends.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment below.