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“Getting Real” with our Website


We decided to take a page from the guys at 37signals and redesign our homepage with simplicity in mind. It’s a lot simpler now and hopefully conveys our message more effectively.
I did purchase and read Getting Real last week—it’s a quick read, very well-written (if you’re into the modern-blog-conversational style of writing, which I am), and full of great tips.
Thanks to Manny for putting this new design together in less than 48 hours and Brian Lamar for implementation in about the same amount of time.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.

  • Pat


    Yes, I don’t agree with everything they say or do but we’re all about the “keep it simple” mantra that they preach.  Sometimes you just have to take the good, leave the bad, and then do your own thing.  Design is important to us and I don’t like most of their designs… but they do keep them simple.

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