A website at 1, 5, and 10 years old

I’ve used some software and kept some websites up for a decade or more. There are lessons we only know now, in hindsight. I’d like to document those lessons.

Pick software:

  • WordPress
  • Discourse
  • MediaWiki
  • Hugo
  • Drupal

Write up how it works at the beginning, and at the intervals of 1, 5, and 10 years.

Would be a series, for each software. Potentially other, non-web software would make a good list as well. Applying this framework to mobile device ecosystems immediately shows how ephemeral those user experiences are…