Susan Weinschenk applies her psychologist's eye to pick out her 5 top user experience mistakes being made today. The only one that was a slight surprise to me was "Mistake #3: Relying too much on Text", but I suppose it depends on the business you're in and what you're looking to achieve with your website.
In the higher education sector, with complex information to consume and process I can't see (right now, at least) how video or audio can trump text. Video and audio are so passive - only with text can we decide how much content to consume, and the pace at which we do it.
It's like Flash never happened. What were these people doing 10 years ago?
14 lousy web design trends that are making a comeback - article by Chris Lake for eConsultancy.com