Anyone who has been running a blog even for a couple of years, knows how annoying archives can get. Each year brings twelve monthly archives, and the more years you work, the more archives you have. And they just keep multiplying until there is no easy way to use them any more. For anyone who is suffering from this problem while using WordPress platform, I recommend a solution – Compact Archives plugin. If you are not on WordPress, chances are there is a similar plugin for your content management system, but even if there is none, creating one shouldn’t be a huge problem. See how it beautiful it is – in action on my newly re-created Archives page, or on the screenshot below.
Simple, intuitive, and scalable – just the way it should be.