You might have noticed that ChicagoParent.com wasn’t feeling so well last week. There were times when the Web site was loading extra slowly, or not at all, and you might have even seen some really cryptic error messages. We want to apologize for that. As you can see we’re back up and running now and we’re continually working to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
So just what happened you ask?
Sometime over the Fourth of July weekend ChicagoParent.com outgrew its Web server. It takes a lot of computering power to handle all the events, coupons, articles, comments, blog posts, and everything else that goes into making ChicagoParent.com what it is, and that weekend we just didn’t have enough.
We called up our friends at liQuidprint (They’re the ones who built our Web site.) and they immediately went to work to get ChicagoParent.com back online. Even their company president rolled up his sleeves to pitch in.
We want to give a big thanks to the whole team over at liQuidprint for getting us back online so quickly and we’d especially like to thank their developers Justin Grimm and Paul Erickson, and the company’s president Mike Montgomery for all the effort they put into fixing this.
Now we’re back and we’ve got a new issue of Chicago Special Parent, a review of Chicago family fun tours, and a photo slideshow of the new city public art guaranteed to scare the bejeezus out of your kids. So click around for stories, tips and calendar ideas to make the most of your summer.
Graham Johnston Manager of IT Liz Hoffman Web Content Editor