Very thorough online ecology glossary with minimal UI, long sections of small type in a serif font, and few pictures to break up all the black text on a white background. Basically you have to scroll down (site has over 5,000 lines of code) until you reach definition you are looking for.
When I first visited the site, I was intrigued by many of the informative, often humorous definitions, but after a few tries at scrolling, I was ready to leave the site. I think the lack of UI keeps visitors from discovering all the rich treasures this site has to offer, and so I decided to see if I could improve the user experience.
I identified parts of the site that needed help. The area above the fold needed to look more modern, and there needed to be fewer links that both detracted from the purpose of the site and potentially took visitors away. The font needed to be changed to a sans serif so that it would be easier to read online, and there needed to be more hierarchy and emphasis. Finally, pictures could be added to break up the white space and add to the user experience.
The redesign gives the site more impact and usability. Now the visitor can easily navigate and jump around, and most importantly, immerse themselves in the site without getting stuck or frustrated by poor UI. The images add impact and interest, the font is easier to read, and the entries are easier to find.