The Engine Yard website has gone through a lot of changes in our history, and I’m happy to announce another makeover.
To get the job done, we partnered up with our friends at Cloud City. We’ve worked with them before, and they really get who we are and what we do. From the Engine Yard side, we wanted to get broad input from across the business, and involved people from our support team, DBA team, engineering team, and management.
Our main goal was to make it easier for folks to sign up and get started.
A secondary goal was to make sure our messaging was clear that we are, first and foremost, a provider of operational tools on top of AWS.
We also wanted to address some popular misconception about the price of our offerings. Because when you compare Engine Yard like-for-like with other PaaS providers, we often provide the better value for money!
In addition, Engine Yard has been around for more than eight years, and right from the start we’ve had a reputation for community involvement and deep Ruby on Rails expertise. That’s such an important part of Engine Yard’s DNA, and we felt we could do a better job of communicating it.
Hopefully, our new website addresses all these things and more. And while I know some folks might love it, or hate it, or love to hate it—we are trying something new.
We’ve also taken the opportunity to name our mascot: Pat the Panda. Pat has been a part of Engine Yard for years, but sadly never had an official name until now. So expect to see Pat popping up around the site.
You can look forward to some follow-up posts on the new website design. In the meantime, we welcome feedback. So take a look around, and let me know what you think.