I ran across this article on boxuk.com called “Using Sketchboards to design great User Interfaces quickly” – it really gives some great examples of sketching out sites. The “different” part for me was the idea of putting all the sketches on the wall together to show the interaction of the pages. It was a hello moment for me.
Redesigning Craigslist With Focus On Usability | How-To | Smashing Magazine. This is a great example of how to do a UI review. The author (Steven Snell) offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. Also – this proves that popularty is not ALWAYS pretty.
5 Universal Principles For Successful eCommerce-Sites | How-To | Smashing Magazine. Some very good ideas on getting the most from your e-comm site. Not all easy fixes – but solid.