perl.org actually looks modern now! This has been in the works for a while now and, as far as I know, Leo Lapworth was the principle designer. And no, this was not a result of the marketing committee. Just another great volunteer who wanted to make Perl not look dead
There are other nice things to come, too. I'm really looking forward to some of the changes which are occurring in the Perl community.
Update: Apparently, Foxtons is responsible for sponsoring this work. For those outside the UK: Foxtons, from what I understand, is one of the largest estate agents in the UK. Apparently, they got there by being very innovative and investing in a top-notch IT department. An IT department which, not surprisingly, uses a lot of Perl