** form over function NEVER lasts... just ask any of the professional builders on this site. **
I would think/hope most would/should strive for both form AND function which I believe this site design has achieved. It even works in my Netscape version 3.0 (long extinct) browser! (quite an accomplishment IMO)
JFYI. Clicking on a site's title to get back to a site's home page is fairly standard in web design.