My synopsis: A server provisioning, web-based IDE that allows for collaborative development.
To the OP and owners, please correct me if I'm wrong but, either put that in the title of the post or add it as an addendum to your blog posts. At the very least, put a clear link to your main site on your blog.
All that being said, the service does look pretty cool. Congrats on the public beta.
Edit: Changed as the blog does have links to the home page, they're just not immediately obvious. My apologies.
The currect text assumes that you know what the service is.
Admittedly, I missed the "home" button in the top right as I assumed the logo would take me to the home page, not to the blog. I stopped trying after that.
This is a common thread on HN with launch announcements. I'm not sure why everyone avoids the blog pre-amble for posts destined for link aggregators:
"Nitrous.IO, the groundbreaking developer toolset that enables fast provisioning and web-based coding and collaboration is pleased to announce the first public beta. To find out more, check out our quick introduction..."
Then move on to specifics. I'm not a copy-editor, but a leading sentence like this would go along way to help.
One gripe is it doesn't show what kind of box it is after you make it. Another is no laravel+php box.
Thanks for putting go on there. Good luck I wish yall the best.
I dont work at Nitrous, just happy with them so far.
Something like http://try.kendoui.com/
There are a few links in the post that link to our signup page, but it's tough to see with the dark background. Maybe it's time to change the background color of our blog...