Smart people head to Down for Everyone or Just Me when they can’t reach a website. But who has time for all that typing? Certainly not me. That’s why I took 45 seconds and created a bookmarklet to make this easier.
Most people have no idea what a bookmarklet is. The mere idea of editing a bookmark’s address doesn’t even seem to register with them. Me, I’m not like most people. You should be more like me. Here’s how.
Create a new bookmark. It doesn’t matter what site you’re on. Do it here for all I care.
Save that bookmark to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
Edit the bookmark. You’ll want to change both the name and the address. Here’s the code you’ll need:
Make it look like the picture:
There’s no step three.
Whenever a site seems unreachable, just click the item in your Bookmarks Toolbar and you’ll be whisked away to Down for Everyone or Just Me.
Very late update
This can be a little tricky, because not all browsers will read the `location.hostname` in the address bar if the site is failing to load.