Last week saw the unveiling of the highly anticipated clothing line of French fashion designer Isabel Marant. In a collaboration with high street retailer H&M, many fans were left disappointed when H&M's website crashed due to load.
According to recent news articles, such the Guardian’s “UK retailers ready for record online sales this Christmas”, or ComputerWeekly’s “Online retail spend reaches record high as Christmas approaches”, UK retailers are expecting record sales through their online channels this year.
Last week saw the release of Rihanna's second range of clothes for retailer, River Island. Officially launched in store on Thursday 12th September, there was much hype about the new garments; especially after the success of her maiden release in spring 2013. With this is mind, we were interested to see if the River Island website would be affected by eager punters wanting to get the Rihanna look.
We recently had a requirement to do some performance testing of an application which used Unipass certificates to secure content. We've often encountered SSL certificates before, but Unipass certificates were a novelty for us....
Yesterday in the Trust IV office, we were having a discussion about the Carfest website and whether it would stand up to the volume of traffic which we anticipated. The event is in aid of the BBC Children in Need charity and has been heavily promoted on the radio recently. A quick check of the site yesterday showed that it loaded extremely quickly despite the heavy use of graphics, all appeared well…..
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article explaining the poor performance that I had noted on the Dryathlon website. After I wrote the article, I decided to drill down into the problem and see if I could work out what was going wrong. I noticed that the site was particularly slow when updating JustGiving pages, suggesting that it might be the JustGiving site that is experiencing problems.