While it’s not the “fail whale” that became popular in years past, Twitter.com is indeed having some issues. According to a tweet by its support account, engineers are working on a “rendering” issue. A lot of Twitter users rely on mobile and desktop apps, so they might not visit the website at all.
For those of you who do, though, the problem is impossible to miss. Refresh a few times, and every other page-load or so doesn’t have CSS rendering within your browser.
This rendering issue means that Twitter’s site isn’t showing up in its full, beautiful, glory:
We are experiencing intermittent problems with http://t.co/e1ggCQkm rendering properly. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 17, 2013
Check it out:
It’s pretty ugly, in fact. Let’s hope that Twitter fixes this soon. Or if you’re into website design circa 1996, this might be right up your alley.
Want to see how many people tried to tweet from the messed up version of the site? Check this search for “Compose New Tweet…” out.
UPDATE: Some users are reporting that things are back to normal, but we’ll let you know once we hear back from Twitter.
UPDATE 2: You are now free to tweet in prettiness again:
Engineers have resolved the issue with http://t.co/e1ggCQkm. Thank you for your patience.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 17, 2013
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