That “If It Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It”, term is so unpardonable when used unnecessarily as an excuse to do things better. Let’s look at the big players in the IT world for example. The UI and UX of Facebook, Twitter, Google, etcetera aren’t the same with what they were 1 or 2 years back! Most user’s weren’t complaining but that doesn’t stop them from doing better in order to stay in the market. If these could do that, then I wonder why ‘our own’ couldn’t do likewise. Ask yourself why is Apple and Google’s Android still way ahead of Nokia, Motorolla and others. I read somewhere that most users of a product don’t actually know what they want, make an amazing change and they’ll accept!
Anyway, back to the topic, I hardly visit LindaIkejisblog not because it doesn’t hold great content but because of the UI. The UX is great and simple as in most users perform basically 1 - 3 functions on the site; (i) read a news item (ii) Click on comments to read/post, then maybe (iii) Post a comment. That’s all. But the UI is really bad, just like so many radarians have already mentioned, too cluttered especially with ads, bad colour combinations, and slow loading time. Yes, she makes a fortune from the ads and I’m not saying she should remove them, but there are ways to display them, take a cue from Facebook and Google, even Nairaland too did well on that.
I rest my case (for now).