I always found VersionTracker's website to be cluttered and difficult to navigate. CNET's buy-out of VersionTracker was somewhat surprising, and the site seemed to stagnant afterwards. In the end, I thought that closing down VersionTracker and redirecting to download.com was a good decision.
Regardless of my personal opinions, I can understand your frustration and would like to help. In the top left corner of the site, you'll find a "Popular Links" section. The lists found on those pages are the equivalent of the highlighted downloads previously found on VersionTracker. In addition, your browser can increase the size of the font; look for a text zoom option in the View menu. Your browser, or a browser extension, should be able to make that preference permanent on a per-site basis.
I hope that helps; Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.
From a usability standpoint, the Download.com (formerly Versiontracker site) has takeen a turn for the worse. I used to be able to come to the site, see the names of the new or updated applications easily and focus on the highlighted apps which were usually the ones of most interest. Now I have no idea which ones those are. All the icons, which mean little to me, are more distracting than helpful. The default font size is too small as well. Please at least bring back the highlighted apps and try to improve the readability of this site.
Thanks. Anyone else feel the same way?