I think that I just had a pretty good idea. The splash photo is an awesome way to celebrate/show off the photo of the day. I was thinking, though, there's not really a place like that for VOTD besides the VOTD page itself. What if we integrated it into the cover page?
Okay, so here's the splash now:
Here's what I'd imagine it could be:
I'm thinking that the little box that the VOTD is in would be coded by a web builder to scroll with the page, so it stays in the same place on the screen the whole time regardless of whether you're scrolling or not. It could also be higher in the screen or on the other side, as I just realized that if you scrolled down with it there, it would cover the photo information.
Anyway, you'd click on it, and the box would expand to this WITHOUT leaving the splash page:
As you can see, there's the embedded video, title, as well as the same details along the bottom that are seen with the POTD.
Tell me what you think!