Have you seen this new thingy?
You'll see it on the upper right of the homepage if you're logged in.
Before this, we had an overlay thingy that laid over the top of content that you could slide away that would tell you about new features. We took that idea from our Wufoo days, where people loved it. The feedback about it here on CodePen was, let's just say less enthusiastic. We actually stopped using it, which wasn't a great solution.
We still very much wanted a way to tell you about current happening and new stuff on CodePen, so we're going with this little bugger for now. Hopefully it's better because 1) It stays there so you'll always be able to reference the most happenin' stuff 2) it's less annoying than a big weird drawer than covers your stuff.