This Friday we will begin some maintenance work on TypePad in preparation for launching the new design and community management features we've been writing about. At 5PM PST, TypePad will be taken offline for about two hours. Then over the course of the weekend we will begin to rebuild everyone's weblog in order to ensure that everyone's published weblog is taking advantage of the latest features and stylesheet enhancements (users of advanced template sets excluded). During this period you should not encounter any performance degradation, but if you notice anything that seems amiss our TypePad support team will be there to assist and respond.
The TypePad team suggests that since this is a holiday weekend, you call it a day at 5PM, head to your local watering hole and raise a glass to webloggers everywhere. When you return to write about your wonderful night out, or the great Fourth of July weekend you had, you will be greeted with a slew of new features.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and happy hour, and we can't wait to show you what we added to TypePad.
Update: Only the TypePad application will be affected by this outage. Published weblogs will remain available during this time period. (7/1/2005)