Originally Posted by davidwfleming
"Studies have shown" (or so I'm told) that people surfing websites tend to move their eyes in an F-shaped pattern: First back and forth in broad strokes at the top, then the strokes narrow until eventually the just start reading straight down.
You have been told correctly. Understand, this is for most text-based presentation media, because that's generally the way it's organized. If your website is more graphics-based, the F-pattern no longer applies. On the other hand, it's probably the rare writer who will have a graphics-based website...