There are a lot of nice looking websites out there, but sometimes when it becomes a little more practical, sites are not as amazing.
I find that to be the case with many SAAS (or software as a service) websites. They are designed to be functional, yet they still manage to do a really good job.
A lot of these tools I use on a daily basis to get my work as a designer and blogger done.
So here are the SAAS websites that I think you should take a look at and see if they can help you and if you like their web design at all.
SAAS Websites To Check Out
One of the most popular of all time is of course EverNote. This is a great tool for filing online all of your thoughts, webpages, ideas, images and anything else that you can think of.
There website is quite simple and functional, and that of course suits what they are trying to achieve in their tool.
This is a new SAAS tool that I am using to do all of my Social Media Posts. They have lots of campaign management, analytics, plenty of posting options and also a great image library – which really helps with making blog posts and social media posts.
If you are looking for a comprehensive social media management tool, with a leading edge slant, this is worth checking out.
There homepage is also very focused with an explainer video being the focal point.
Pixlr provides a very powerful alternative to using something like photoshop. And they are online, so always available when you need them. They have all the necessities from cropping, resizing, color, contrast, and even text overlays and other goodies. If you are in need of a simple image editor for your images, then I would highly recommend it. It comes in a variety of flavors, and I use the simple express.
There website has absolutely no sales jargon or much of anything (I am referring to the Express version). And this is what it looks like. Use it or not !
Another SAAS tool I use a lot when running my business is FreshBooks. They have a very simple approach when it comes to book keeping, and that is also reflected in their simple and focused approach on their website. if you take a look at their homepage shown below, they are very focused on getting you to a free trial. That is very helpful for them and very targeted. A great web design for conversion optimization indeed.
The rest of the site is also very well branded and clean, and easy to navigate to find the information that a user or prospective customer is looking for.
The last site I want to take a look at in this overview of SAAS products I use is Sales Force. It is perhaps the biggest of all of the products we have covered. And you can kinda see that in the website as well. They offer a very extensive customer service product and it is very useful and at times complex. And the website reflects that professionalism in many ways.
They use a slider, which I am not a big fan of as you don’t have time to read of focus on such things. But it does the job and gives you the information you need to know if you want to use the product or not.
You can decide.
So when you are next approaching a web design project for a customer, have a serious think about what the goal of the site it and who will be visiting it before you decide on your design.