Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference. I was in the middle of adjusting my monthly budgets on my favorite financial management site, mint.com, when all of the sudden the site went into “maintenance mode”. All the changes I made to my budgets were probably not saved and I have to go back and do it all again. This would annoy most customers but for some reason (I’m attributing my lack of annoyance to the pretty maintenance page) I’m ok with it.
Since I work in software, I understand that peak hour maintenance modes are sometimes a necessary evil – although we do everything possible to avoid. It’s refreshing when a company goes that tiny little bit further and pretties up their maintenance page.
I took a screen shot just because.