wTo celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, we’re sharing a little HTTP love the inventor of the Internet Tim Berner's Lee, and for the hard-working architects who not only design buildings, but also very often the architects of their own websites.

One thing pretty much all architects have in common is a website, and one of the easiest ways to keep your website current is to make sure that your copyright notice says the correct year. Even if you’ve updated nothing else, keep your date current.

And now it is easy to automate.

Below is the code for an automatic script that will generate the current year. We use a similar code on our own website to automatically keep our copyright date current. Earlier this year when the ball landed in New York, we didn’t have to worry that our copyright would still say 2013.

<script type='text/javascript'>
now = new Date
theYear=now.getYear()
if (theYear < 1900)
theYear=theYear+1900
document.write(theYear)
</script>

So, just copy and paste this code into where you normally put the year, and you're done. If you view this page in 10 years, the number above will say 2024, automatically. And We’re sharing this code for free, just like the Tim Berners-Lee would have wanted it.


How to keep your copyright notice current — automatically