E-media Tidbits has an item about how the San Diego Union-Tribune was swamped as the nation hit their servers to find out about the wildfires.
Just a friendly reminder from Waspy the standards bug: Standards-based layouts save you bandwith!
Some sites, like CNN, already have a stripped down version ready for breaking news events that might swamp their servers.
But if you already use standards-based layouts:
# You’ll save bandwith now.
# The level of traffic at which you might have to switch to a stripped-down version will be higher.
# You could switch to the light layout easier by making changes to a global stylesheet.