.net magazine just published this cool article on some of the myths of web design (7 links in the navigation, 3 second rule) which to be honest im surprised that some of these still exist.
I think the problem is when you start making rules you just end up limiting yourself. We are ‘limited’ as it is to the technology of the time so why put more limitations on yourself. Surely we as web designers / developers should treat each web site we design / build as an individual piece that fits its own brief rather then trying to force self imposed rules on the look, feel and outcome.
Anyways check out the article.