How To Future Proof Your Website

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Some ideas about how to get the best from all work put into creating and maintaining a website

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How To Future Proof Your Website

  1. 1. How to future proof your website Issues:  resources invested into website  procurement process for CMS  building CSS templates  getting new CSS to work within CMS  migration of content into CMS  learning how to use CMS  work to customise CMS to do what really wanted  limited number of suppliers who can customise CMS  CMS supplier go out of business/taken over  CMS supplier ceasing support
  2. 2. How to future proof your website Principles:  build in flexibility  keep CSS portable and reusable  keep content portable and reusable  keep text portable and reusable  avoid getting tied to one CSS vendor  assume that a CMS has a three year life span
  3. 3. How to future proof your website Solutions:  have a ‘flexibility framework’  consider choosing an open-source CMS  draw up a list of all elements of a site: CSS, CMS code, content, text etc  work out lifespan of each element  work out value of each element and depreciation etc  work out how to keep reusing these elements for ever

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