Categories Asides Design at Amazon Post author By Matt Post date September 18, 2011 11 Comments on Design at Amazon Amazon is hiring designers and using WordPress to do so. Update: Site is down, anyone know what happened? I wonder if it wasn’t meant to be public. Update 2: Now it’s back. Share this: Related Amazon Grocery UpdateJuly 20, 2006In "Asides"Alexa Web ServicesOctober 4, 2004In "Asides"Updated UpdatedJune 2, 2003In "Meta" ← Theme Code Matters → Silicon Valleys Rental Boom 11 replies on “Design at Amazon” I disagree with those who mock self-hosted WordPress’s alleged inability to withstand high traffic without plugins, but I’m getting an error. And this can’t be a cheap shared hosting account, this is Amazon, a company known for its masses of robust infrastructure. (Actually…) Hopefully one of those designers will show them how to install a caching plugin 😉 You bought the house down. Or not you in particular, just attempting to make a funny. They must not be using their own servers. I’m getting a 503 Service Unavailable error. Maybe just me but link is not working! 🙁 Nope it seems to be down here as well. We’re still looking into what happened (maybe you did indeed take it down!), but it’s back up for now. Indeed the site is supposed to be public 🙂 503 – that’s what happens when Matt posts a link. Somehow I’m glad he didn’t post a link to my website. Oh, wait… I’m on WordPress.com! 😉 Its super slow for me too. It seems issue is something else as this site seemsing calling file from amazon cloud server and something is just looping in circle. At present the site is loading *fast*, looks cooool and great, and alertra dot com reports are okay A request : wordpress software related news such as this may kindly be added to News From Our Blog on wordpress dot org – its good to know it from there plus that page thus not need remain stale for longer periods. No interruption noticed. Continue to use. First blush impression: Ugly. Second: Cheap looking. Third: User formatting underwhelming–less than expected. “If it ain’t broke, IT will make it so…” Comments are closed.