Very good article on some simple design principles Spyrestudios.com
I spent most of the weekend setting up four different instances of WordPress. Some have been more stressful than others. My personal site kevinmullins.com I think looks really nice ( I love the template http://digitalnature.ro/projects/mystique/) But a few sites I am not happy with them because I am trying to use WordPress more as a CMS then a blogging platform.
I really like WordPress for how easy it is to install and how easy it is to upgrade to new patched versions. My Hosting provider isn’t quick to update application install scripts so I like how easy I can manually do it. I find it much easier than Drupal, and for some of the things I would like to do I think Drupal would be better, but I am really impressed with how easy WordPress is to use and maintain. I do plan on going through this tutorial, http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plus-tutorials-2/wordpress-as-a-cms-new-plus-tutorial/ but from reading the comments I still think I am trying to do more with WordPress than I should, but man I sure do like it. What are your thoughts?