Talk given at WordCamp Sydney on September 24, 2016. The Web is an industry that thrives on the new… but what about building sites that last? In 1996, I used my newly acquired HTML skills to build a fan site for my favourite author. Twenty years later, the site – roalddahlfans.com – is still alive and kicking. I’ll trace the development of the site over the years, which mirrors both my own career journey as a developer and the trajectory of the web as a whole. I’ll also talk about the challenges I faced during my recent 6-month project to convert the whole site – nearly 1500 pages – to WordPress, dragging it into the 21st century at last.