What are some good sites that give good Web design tips and show the current design trends?

I just submitted a client of mines site for review and the result wasn't what I expected. I'd like to learn what are the most common design standards now and what's your opinion about keeping individuality in your site design? With me, I dont want to make my sites like everyone else, but I don't... show more I just submitted a client of mines site for review and the result wasn't what I expected. I'd like to learn what are the most common design standards now and what's your opinion about keeping individuality in your site design? With me, I dont want to make my sites like everyone else, but I don't want my designs to fail to the viewer either. Here are a few samples:

Finished Client:
http://comeliveinpanama.com

WIP Personal Business Site (no main background yet):
http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/attach...

What I'm commonly seeing around the web:
http://yoyogames.com

Where might I learn these common web dev standards?
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