How old is your website in web years?

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How old is your website in web years?

Have you ever heard the term “deprecated”? I laughed when I first learned the term. It’s almost looks like decrepit and that’s pretty much what it is – but related to code.

Deprecated is a label that’s put on code which means that it shouldn’t be used – that it’ eventually won’t be supported any longer. It will stay backwards compatible for a while but eventually hosting companies will no longer support it and the functions it was doing will no longer work. Your form will not send email. Your navigation won’t drop down. It’s a normal evolution as software becomes obsolete and it’s replaced with newer, more efficient functions.

The interim phase between being labeled deprecated and when it’s no longer supported gives you time to change the code and/or update the site without being in crisis mode.

So if your site is over 3 years old and you’re starting to see things slow down – or stop completely – have it checked. We’d be happy to take a look at it for you. Just call Simple Wizardry at 508-697-4027 or fill out our convenient form to schedule a 30-minute complimentary phone consultation.