We are happy to announce that the spellr.us system has been successfully upgraded.
- Significant usability and processing speed improvements.
- Various bug fixes
- Various feature enhancements.
Outstanding issues: There appears to be a small glitch with outgoing emails - so email reports and login confirmation emails may not currently be received - we are aware of this and looking into this issue.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment here or email email@example.com .
The spellr.us team.
Update: 3 August 12:15 PM Sydney Australia Time - email is back up and there are no outstanding issues with the upgrade.
So the new infrastructure has been thoroughly tested and is all in place - we are hoping that by weekend of Saturday 8 August 2010 our brand spanking new infrastructure will be in place for all of our users to use. If there are any delays we will let you know on this blog.
This upgraded system should be blindingly fast and stay blindingly fast.
Our existing system is still a relic of our prototype and it outgrew our client base. A couple of months back we literally started from scratch and built new backend infrastructure that will allow for growth.
The main thing is our system should soon be super fast for all to enjoy.
We are excited to announce that we are in the very final stages of testing our new spellr.us infrastructure. The new version will be made live once we have ironed out any remaining bugs.
We know that at times our system has been under significant load which has caused problems for some users.
We have spent a significant amount of time and resources totally reworking the spellr.us backend infrastructure to allow for lots of future growth. Hopefully all load issues will soon be a thing of the past.
We appreciate your patience - the improved speed and performance will be significant and greatly improve your spellr.us experience.
Please feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Insider just posted, “Fact-Checking and Copy-Editing Don’t Happen as Much on the Web,” citing a study conducted by The Columbia Journalism Review that compared publications’ print and web copy-editing standards. Turns out, 48% of online-only copy is edited less rigorously than print-only copy, while 11% of online-copy is not copy-edited at all!
We had a feeling… good thing Spellr.us is here to help!
Mick Liubinskas from http://www.pollenizer.com/ took a few moments to interview spellr.us’ founder Kevin Garber at TechCrunch50 about the event, Australian companies and the year ahead. We’ve embedded the video interview below. Thanks Mick!
Here at spellr.us we like to think that we’ve got pretty good at spell checking websites. However, we’ve been frustrated at the text spell checkers available online. They don’t run fast enough or have a clean enough interface.
As a result we decided to try our hand at building a page that spell checks text only. Try our online text spell check here. We’ve included a few cool features like dictionary definitions of suggestions to help you choose better and a clean navigation system for quickly correcting all errors in a piece of text.