Well, that is a record for me. I wrote how I liked the Bold Life theme and now one day later, I have changed to the super-simple and super clean Clean Home theme.
It reminds me of something I read in Steve Krug’s excellent book on website usability.
He described how some scientists were investigating how people made decisions in high-pressure situations. They looked at firemen tackling a blaze.
The scientists expected that the fire chief would listen to various proposals and then choose the best. But that is not how the decisions were made.
Instead, someone made a suggestion – and if it sounds like a good plan, they went with it. That’s all. No alternative, no weighing up of the best plan.
Steve Krug draws an analogy with website usability. People look at sites and if they don’t know how to navigate them, they just choose a path that looks like it will work and click the link. They don’t sit there carefully weighing up alternatives – they just go for it.
That’s how I changed the theme of this site. No looking back and forth to see which was best. No reading about the style and options – I just clicked to make the change. Then and only then did I look to see whether the new theme suited the articles that I already have posted here.