Twitter experienced an unplanned outage, and is down and out for maintenance. They are using this outage to upgrade the affected database, according to a blog post. The service is still down, but hopefully we’ll be getting our microblogging cravings satisfied soon.
I’ve often inspired by looking at the works of others – whether that be a beautiful blog, a well-written post, an unusual piece of architecture, or a graphic design that simply takes my breath away.
Fuel Your Creativity, a design site & blog, is currently featuring 50 Kickass Logos from websites, blogs, and online services that can help fuel your design creativity.
CNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber is offering up a glimpse of the new design at CNet in a post on his CNet blog:
We had two key goals with this CNET revamp–make the site easier to use and speed it up. Simplicity is the major theme of this design, and that includes the new “pipeless” CNET logo, a more consistent site structure and a streamlined color palette.
The back-end infrastructure has also been reengineered. We have a new API that is helping to deliver pages 40 to 50 percent faster, and makes it easier for our partners, such as Yahoo and Univision, to work with our content.
After more than twelve years looking at the same yellow & green webpages, I’m looking forward to seeing something a bit more “modern” over at CNet.
Apparantly, this is the week for blog redesigns – with both Joi Ito and John Battelle of Federated Media either deploying new looks, new blog frameworks, or posting new screenshots of what their blogs could look like.
I know Thord has been working on the redesign of The Blog Herald as well.
Anyone else dropping a new look & feel on their blog this week?
I have no idea who this Brothercake is, but he has submitted a pretty interesting piece titled Stop using Ajax! to the Opera Developer Community. It’s lengthy post, and he finishes it by summing it up like this:
- I’m not saying Ajax is bad, I’m saying it’s immature
- 2. I’m not saying never use Ajax, I’m saying don’t use it for the sake of it, and try to avoid it for now, instead sticking to accessible alternatives
Like all new technologies it’s easy to get caught up in them. It’s an interesting post, I advice you to check it out if you’re a web developer, or just plain curious.
Lots of blogs are using ajax, most via plugins to add cool functionality. The admin interfaces are full with these things. Should we stop using ajax?