I think that the "Ask a Question" widget at the top makes the site look unprofessional, and wastes too much space at the top. It's also too prominent, it's easy to confuse it with a search bar.
At least, it's position should be changed to: "Main Area - Below Title".
If this gets at least a net vote score of +2, I will remove the widget. One can simply ask a question by clicking the "Ask a Question" in the navbar.