tedster - 11:42 pm on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm working with one designer who uses a jquery function to keep left hand navigation from scrolling off the screen. I love it and apparently the visitors do too, because user engagement stats improved after the design change - and the old site had hover menus.
There's nothing like actual data for making a decision, rather than opinion and fashion trends. You can't deposit aesthetics in the bank.