Once again, I’ve been asked to pick the best SaaS website designs. I have no intention of digging into really obscure and niche industries. This will be a list of designs for the common man and his daily SaaS uses.
Since this is a broad and subjective topic, I’ll talk about the best website designs geared towards specific SaaS applications.
#1 – Social Media
Which social media channel boasts the best website design right now? Well, it’s not Twitter. Although Twitter’s page is nice, it’s kind of bland. At the same time, Twitter’s infinite scrolling of updates becomes overwhelming.
I’m going to go with Tumblr on this. Tumblr’s video capabilities, blogging functions and flexibility – with posting all types of content – makes it a pretty useful tool for getting your point across. Tumblr is easier to use than Twitter, especially regarding account settings. It also obscures all the data feeds you don’t want to see.
#2 – Cloud Storage
The most intricate design does not mean the best overall service. Imgur is designed with a simple user interface. As a cloud image hosting site, similar to Imageshack, you can anonymously upload pictures and link people to them – with no bandwidth limitations.
Imgur’s design lacks futuristic looking functions but it has a very versatile copy and paste interface. Why haven’t some of the big names out there implemented this type of easy design?
#3 – Email
Google’s email system has a very intuitive design, although sometimes they implement novel ideas (like little, annoying ‘compose’ boxes on the bottom right corner of the screen). Google’s integration of YouTube, Drive, chat and social networks (if you’re one of the three people in the universe who use Circles) combines all elements together pretty smoothly. I’d say Google’s got cross-integration down pat, and since Gmail is the hub of this integration, I rate it as a nicely designed communications tool.
These are the top 3 picks for SaaS website designs. Do you agree? Let me know what you think!