I'm looking to make the site be more visually appealing; right now its a rather simple head banner + leftside menu + main area setup. Simple and effective but dull. I don't really know what I want to with it to spice it up though.
So what I'm wondering is if some people here can recommend websites they like which they feel are good examples of being user friendly but very nice looking. Nature of the website is irrelevant, I'm just looking for layout and stylistic ideas.