Can you smell something burning?
OK, so nothing literally ‘burned’ but we did get a call late one night that our site was taking down the machine it was on and we had to do something about it ASAP. Why? Well, seems we got hit from various fronts: an article got Digged, a site that mentioned us got Digged, traffic was going up anyway, etc… Basically we had to upgrade.
Good thing then that the good folks at MediaTemple had already offered to sponsor some kick-ass hosting and we’d been in the process of migrating. We’ve been down for two days and some parts of the site will behave strangely until we’ve moved everything properly but at least we’re back online. Pfew…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Sarah Richards is the Principal Designer at Different in Sydney. She completed a degree in Communication Design at Queensland University of Technology with a focus on graphic design, web design, 2D & 3D animation, digital video, user-centred-design, art and psychology. She has worked in the field of visual design with a focus on usability and accessibility for over 14 years, spanning across a diverse range of industries including finance, science, publishing, telecommunications, research and development, education and entertainment and has won numerous design awards for her work.
Matthew is an Experience Architect from Sydney, Australia. His work has included both interface and service design across a range of areas, such as everyday banking, retirement planning, home loans, insurance, human resources, media and transport.