If you've noticed that Dezeen is a bit slow to load at the moment, here's why - our traffic has grown dramatically over the last couple of months with almost a million readers last month. Above: quarterly unique visitors and page loads, Q1 2007 to Q3 2008 (source: Statcounter. See graph below for key).
September was our best month ever, with 937,072 unique visitors, according to Statcounter, and 2,105,616 page views. For those who don't trust Statcounter, Google Analytics gives us around 30% fewer visitors (647,822) but around 250% more page views (5,588,086). So it's pretty good either way.
Traffic in the third quarter of 2008 was up around 25% compared to the previous quarter (see graph above) and has grown over 400% compared to the same period last year.
The downside is our poor server can hardly cope, and even though we've upgraded it twice over the summer, it looks like we'll have to upgrade again... please be patient! But don't stop visiting... thanks once again to all our readers.