My friend Nate sent me a fantastic article that was right up my alley: 19 Things NOT To Do When Building a Website.
The whole thing is so good I’d just paste the whole thing here if I told you which parts were worth reading. Instead I’ll touch on my favorite points:
3. If your website asks the user which version theyâ€™d like, high bandwidth or low, HTML or Flash, you ALSO LOSE.
5. DO NOT try to reinvent the website navigation.
11. Text navigations are better than images
12. A well thought out site map with logical sub sections is better than using â€œdrop downsâ€.
The whole thing is a fantastic read. Go look at it and commit it to heart!