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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.