The user interface of All My Journals is not a standard software interface. It contains a lot of links and very few buttons, and it doesn’t contain a traditional toolbar at the top of the software at all.
Why is this?
Most computer users these days are more familiar using websites and web services than they are using desktop software. And web interfaces are all about links. People know exactly what to do when they see a blue link, whereas not everyone is that familiar with the menu/button approach that has dominated desktop software for the past 20 years.
Why no toolbar at the top of the software?
Because nowadays most computers run with widescreen monitors. And widescreen monitors tend to have a shortage of vertical space and an abundance of horizontal space. This is why the only toolbar in All My Journals is on the left, running top to bottom, and not at the top, taking up all the valuable screen real estate.