This seems to be a pretty standard layout: gammatron.novarese.net, stanchin.com, kellysue.com
Wil Wheaton's website has centered text with links on either side. Put's all the info in front of you, but maybe a little too busy? I do like the "read listen watch play" stuff, tho.
Blog on the left, archives and "RLWP" section at top on the right, small title at top of page, research links in the middle right, links to places I dig on at bottom. Sounds good for a start.