Every year, around this time, I love going to popular websites and seeing if they have changed their footer copyright dates yet. I guess you could call it one of my hobbies. This year, I was especially surprised with some of the websites I saw, so I thought I would share them with you.

Before I actually get to the list, I want to give you a quick tip on how to keep your blog updated forever without having to manually change the footer date.  You can use this tip on any website that supports php 4 and 5.  Let’s say that your blog’s footer looked something like this:

Copyright © 2009 TutorialWow.com - All Rights Reserved

To make it never have to be updated, just change it to this:

Copyright © <?php echo date("Y"); ?> TutorialWow.com - All Rights Reserved

As you can see, all I did was replace “2009″ with “< ?php echo date(“Y”); ?>”.  This simply outputs the current year number, and makes for a care-free footer!

Without further nonsense, here are 34 websites that are still in 2008 (or even 2007 for some) – in no particular order.

Google

Google

BuySellAds

BuySellAds

You the Designer

You the Designer

WebUrbanist

WebUrbanist

Speckyboy

Speckyboy

Six Revisions

Six Revisions

GoMediaZine

GoMediaZine

Design Bump

Design Bump

Designflavr

Designflavr

David Airey

David Airey

CreativeSync

CreativeSync

Color Overload

Color Overload

CrazyLeaf

CrazyLeaf

FBrushes

free-photoshop-brushes-at-fbrushes-2

Think Design

Think Design

Digital Artist Toolbox

Digital Artist Toolbox

Hongkiat

Hongkiat

CSS Count

CSS Count

Knowtebook

Knowtebook

BrushKing

BrushKing

DesignNerd

DesignNerd

Vectips

Vectips

BittBox

BittBox

Veerle’s Blog

Veerle's Blog

Colorburned

Colorburned

Twitter

Twitter

Noupe

Noupe

ImJustCreative

ImJustCreative

Just Creative Design

Just Creative Design

My Ink Blog

My Ink Blog

Fuel Your Creativity

Fuel Your Creativity

9rules

9rules

Function

Function

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Enough of my rantings – go update your blog footer!