Website design guidelines based on actual research. Some interesting and useful information, much of it based on what users expect and understand, rather than what fashionable designers or usability gurus declare to be best.
It looks as if a few simple and usable layouts from early, successful web sites have shaped what users want - they don’t want startling new navigation methods that take ten minutes to understand, they want a site to be predictable. Experimental Flash designers take note.
Link: Optimal web design