The Joy of Recoding a Website
June 15, 2010
Recoding a website is a great exercise and also a great way to learn. I have often found a new way of doing something or a neat jQuery implementation, which I probably would not be exposed to otherwise. Of course, the flip side to this is that recoding a site also exposes you to some of the completely unnecessary and crazy things done by web designers.
As an aside, I myself am not immune, of course, and there are certainly examples of code that I am not proud of and that doesn't make it to the portfolio. I feel that this is generally the exception though.
This doesn’t bother me though or really reduce my enjoyment though, as I know and that makes a big difference.
With that said, recoding isn’t always an option, perhaps due to cost, complexity, or lack there of. However, I try to do it whenever warranted, especially when moving a new hosting client from their old host.