Here is another interesting area to look at during software development lifecycle. Once a web application goes live it is not the end. In fact its life starts getting serious once it goes live. New feature releases, updates and maintenance are part of an application’s life cycle. Unless and otherwise it is a critical application every other application would go offline during sometime of the year. During that time you do not want the users to get a “Cannot find …” error. The standard is to post a static page that says “The site is down for maintenance. We will be back shortly”. Today I was stumbling upon few sites and got into Whisher, looks like they were down for maintenance. See below the screenshot of their message. Makes a difference isn’t it?