I used Crazy Egg to create before (v1) and after (v2) heatmaps of alexking.org. Unfortunately I didn’t take screenshots of the v1 heatmap and it turns out that the heatmap display uses the current live site as the background – not a saved screenshot along with the old test. This seriously hampers the usefulness of the tool in my opinion since it isn’t easy to compare new and old heatmap versions of pages once you change the design.
Anyways, here is the heatmap for the new site after a 2 day test:
I can tell you that the old site didn’t have the same concentrated clicks that the new site does – the simplification of the navigation and callouts on the home page seem to be doing just what I wanted.