The day Amazon killed my website!

I’ve grown quite attached to my website since I set this up a few months ago.  As you can imagine, I know exactly how the site should look whenever I come to my page.  How do you think I felt then, when I loaded up my site only to find the right nav-bar completely missing???  I checked everything  – I was even getting a “Done” signal in the status bar, but it clearly didn’t work any more!  I then fired up Firefox (in case this was an IE7 only bug) and found a similar looking page, although this was waiting for something from Amazon…..

Now, earlier today, I’d been using Amazon and had found that the images were loading particularly slowly.  I’ve noticed before that Amazon have had strange, unexplained outages, and that my site has been noticeably slower to load since I added a cool Amazon feature that made book images that I included into the site fly out with a full description if you moused over them.

So I figured that Amazon was potentially at the bottom of all my problems.  I started by removing the Amazon ad’s from the bottom left of the page, as these weren’t displaying at all!  This helped, but it was still VERY slow.  Next, I removed the cool “fly-out” widget 🙁 and suddenly, my site is performing properly again!

Does this mean that Amazon can now ship books faster than their pages load???? 😉

About The Author


John is a Senior Solutions Engineer for a U.S. IT company, specialising in Software Defined IT Infrastructure. He has an extensive background in IT and spends way too much time sitting at his PC's, making videos for himself and other Internet marketers and dreaming of spending more time boating. He's also passionate about Jesus.

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