Link: Protecting Against Link Rot While Embracing the Future ? An A List Apart Blog Post

Protecting Against Link Rot While Embracing the Future ? An A List Apart Blog Post

In this week’s issue of A List Apart, Val Head wrote about animations and how they can improve user experience. Val provided some demos, and we had to decide how to feature them. We prefer to host demos on our own servers, a practice that guards against link rot. Link rot occurs when a site re-organizes their URL scheme but doesn’t re-direct visitors from old URLs to new ones, or when a site ceases to exist (Dean Allen where are you), or when pages are simply taken down (for reasons passing understanding).
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