Every website will run into issues once in a while, but it takes a bright spark to deal with the people waiting for the site to load just as much as fixing/upgrading the internals. This is why I was particularly pleased with Lowes‘ recent wait screen.
These are a series of animated clips strung together of various characters waiting in line as one or more poof in and out of the line, all to the tune of soothing elevator music. What’s nice is that it immediately takes away the frustration of not having access to what you were looking for in the first place (in my case plumbing fittings).
A little bummed I couldn’t get to the plumbing fittings, but suddenly, I don’t mind as much.
Don’t worry, I’ll be posting a real update soon.