I would often be in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" camp but changing from Bootstrap v3 would mean being able to omit jQuery and (I expect) make it a bit more accessible than that old code.
I don't think we often plan that far ahead. This is for pepysdiary.com whose 8-10 year old Bootstrap 3 front-end works fine, but the site's going to run for another decade-long read-through, and I probably won't change it much after it's re-started.
Hey lovely front-end devs I have a POLL for you about thinking long term…
If you had a website based on Bootstrap v3, and you knew it would be running for 10 more years, would you:
@iamdanw I liked this from the latest Garbage Day:
“Verified users are without question the worst part of any mainstream platform and if you want to imagine a world without online anonymity, go tell me about the incredible original content trending on LinkedIn right now.”
@mikiobraun No means of directing yourself, out of control, at the mercy of the environment, rolling forever until your final stop.
Concluding that LinkedIn meant “on a roll with your career” as in “rolling slowly downhill, for decades, down, down, down, continuing to roll downwards forever”. No need to sound so excited about it though.
@wordycauses I should grow my network for career support by following their suggested people, yet more middle-aged white men.
@blogjam Maybe they mean "roll" more literally, as in "just keeps going over and over and over"?
I've learned this lesson before: the moment you build a side-project with user accounts it stops being a side-project: it's now an unpaid job, with very real responsibilities