One of the challenges of working with traditional designers who haven’t worked in interactive is balancing aesthetics and usability. Ideally they achieve both, but it takes a solid grounding in interactive design and usability to know how.
Here’s a list of 30 attempts at that that can serve as inspiration:
The navigation might be the single most important aspect of a web design’s usability. Without a navigation, you would be stuck on the home page for a very long time. I believe a navigation or menu must be easy to use, but this doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
See the list at: 30 Website Navigations that Make You Wanna Click It | Web Design Ledger.