While waiting for the Amazon AWS Status page to report on the actual status of S3 (US-EAST-1) I saw this tweet (https://twitter.com/awscloud/status/836656664635846656)
The dashboard not changing color is related to S3 issue. See the banner at the top of the dashboard for updates.
After seeing this I started working out a way to generate the page from Gulp with as few HTTP requests as possible and thus as few depeancies as possible. This is that attempt (with some guessees as to their schema for status information). I also took the opporunity to fix some invalid HTML on thier site while retianing as close as possible the look and feel of their original site (though with this approach