I've always been told that between three to four (at the most) clicks should be taken for the user to get to his/her destination. I'm wondering if four is actually an okay place to start. Or even five? Would five clicks be too much?
Here's my story: I have a lot of content to get through and I don't want the links to go all the way down the page. The user will probably have some idea what they want from my database. I can easily categorize the content into a five or so categories. But more clicking.
So...it's either nice, smooth layout or less clicks.