For a while I’ve been working to surface some of by old content. I think that there are lots of articles of quality that just get lost as they get pushed back in time by new writing. While this article has a bunch of great ideas there are a few that I hate.
So my first advice is this: Don’t display the publication date next to the post’s headline. You can display it just above the comment form if you want to. Or, you can remove it altogether.
One of the things I hate most is no dates on posts, particularly on posts with code attached. Best practices change, dates can let us know if the post might be older and there may be a new way of doing things.
More than that, even opinions can change. Coming to an article written before the release of the iPad or Surface could sound really stupid until you check the date and realize the time context.
I do like the idea of a great archive page, but I must admit that I’m not sure exactly what that looks like. Anyone have a brilliant idea to change up archive pages so they surface content better?