I have a proposal to websites that change things and don’t allow you to use the older version of a site: Please don’t do that. I heard from others that progress can’t be made because old versions of a site are hard to make compatible with the changing net standards and that you can’t make progress without change… But I think that is just an excuse because sites like GameFAQs can do it:
.. so why can’t other sites? I mean pretty much anything is possible in code after all.
What I see as progress is not being lazy and actually working to keep things people love compatible as the web evolves. I mean come on now… they were even able to remake this old April Fool’s day joke design when they overhauled the site’s code:
(veteran web users should recognize a lot of the jokes utilized in it’s design)
and remake stuff like version 8 (GameFAQs is currently on version 13, and version 8 was pre-2004. Yeah, it’s a pretty old design and yet it still exists.) of the site:
(I know I mentioned this briefly on deviantART recently, but I thought I would make a dedicated post about this at a different location.)