Early this morning the Buzzword team successfully migrated to a new hosting service. Although we hope and expect that the migration was invisible to all Buzzword users, you might have noticed a few changes.
First, we’ve moved to SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), a more secure protocol for communicating between your computer and our server. The only visible sign of this change is that our web address now begins with https, instead of plain old http.
Along these lines, we also made some code changes that will make Buzzword perform better and download faster.
While you’re looking at the web address, you’ll notice that our URL changed slightly. The old address, buzzword.com, still works, but it re-directs to our new Adobe servers, the beginning of the effort that will allow us to scale to millions of users.
Another small change: on our initial login screen, we added a prominent “Learn More” button where users can find out what Buzzword’s all about. We’d heard from several people that just wandering over to buzzword.com revealed nothing about what was lurking behind the sign in/sign up invitation.
Finally, if you have any trouble launching Buzzword after this migration, you may simply have to clear your browser cache and then close and re-launch your browser. For simple instructions on clearing your cache, go to http://about.buzzword.com/support/emptycache.html.
With this major infrastructure hurdle crossed, the team can get back to fleshing out Buzzword features. Next up: Export to PDF!