[ANN] Ylastic is now live!

We are excited to announce that Ylastic is now live. Ylastic makes it
easier and simpler to use the Amazon Web Services environment for
individual and business users by providing an intuitive and powerful
user interface for managing S3, EC2, SQS and SimpleDB, along with
monitoring, alerts, reporting, and other goodies.

You can view the complete list of features, our roadmap, pricing
information and screencasts on our updated website. Check out the buzz
and come join the Ylastic community !

thanks
the Ylastic team
http://ylastic.com

This is interesting as well. Not quite the fully managed cloud we were
thinking of for cloudease but it seems like a good set of tools.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 5:35 AM, Ylastic T. [email protected] wrote:

thanks
the Ylastic team
http://ylastic.com


Joe C.
President
RailsPlayground.com
1-800-603-4125

Ylastic T. wrote:

We are excited to announce that Ylastic is now live. Ylastic makes it
easier and simpler to use the Amazon Web Services environment for
individual and business users by providing an intuitive and powerful
user interface for managing S3, EC2, SQS and SimpleDB, along with
monitoring, alerts, reporting, and other goodies.

You can view the complete list of features, our roadmap, pricing
information and screencasts on our updated website. Check out the buzz
and come join the Ylastic community !

thanks
the Ylastic team
http://ylastic.com

I am interested in this service. However, the website’s fade-in effect
is extremely annoying. On the front page, I have to wait 10 seconds
before the icons and the navigation bar fade in. Why not present
everything immediately? I know fade-in looks cool and all but it’s
really bad usability. This really screwed up my first impression of
Ylastic.

The fact that I even bothered writing this complaint is because I happen
to be browsing Ruby-Forum while being logged in. Otherwise I wouldn’t
even have taken the time to do this. It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of
other visitors immediately closed their browser because the pages take
such a long time to fade in.

Since you chose to SPAM us with a commercial advertisement that isn’t on
topic, I chose to critique your post, site and program.

– Your company’s inability to get your site to load in Internet
Explorer
without a warning message does not inspire enthusiasm in customers that
you
can handle API programming. Your IE8 warning shows up for other IE
versions
as well.
– Most people who can understand your jargon filled, overly wordy sales
pitch probably don’t need your service. You need to explain what it is
you
can do in basic terms, don’t go for details off the bat. You need to
move
the basic explanation finally found on your About US page to the front
page
and can the flashy graphics for a bit. Explain yourself.
– Most people you want to sign up may understand they want Amazon Web
Services, but you are going to have to explain those services to them to
get
them to bite on your plan to help them take advantage of them. Explain
the
acronyms, don’t assume the businessperson reading your site to make the
decision to sign up, knows the acronyms a programmer knows. And again,
even
the programmers just getting started in AWS doesn’t know all the
acronyms
and shorthand of AWs, if they did, they wouldn’t need your help.
– If you are expecting us to appreciate your “Buzz” endorsements, you
really need to give people time to read them. A six sentence paragraph
takes
more than five seconds to read. No obvious way to stop your auto-scroll.
– Your main page is confusing and hurts the eyes (purple menu and
off-yellow background). Seeing your big brown tab display, people think
your big brown subject tabs should take them to an explanation of the
topic
they announce, they don’t, no linkage. Your
“Architect-Launch-Monitor-Report” theme goes nowhere, you never follow
up
and explain how you do those things and certainly not on the page you
display them.

HH

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs