December 17, 2019

New Sidemail site is up!

Patrik Krupar @pkrupar

Completely new Sidemail.io site is up!

https://sidemail.io/

It's the 7th iteration. 🤯 Here's what we've done differently this time:

  • To give visitors a better idea of what's Sidemail all about and how it looks, we replaced abstract illustrations with actual in-app screenshots.
  • Organized major Sidemail features into subpages called solutions. We've done long-tail research and this should help with SEO.
  • Kept things simple, for example, almost all sections on the new site use a simple two-column design which is easy for us to maintain.

What worked for us and we stuck to:

  • Our top priority was writing a copy that clearly communicates the outcomes and benefits of using Sidemail. We spent the most time on this as we're non-native English speakers – Grammarly to the rescue!
  • A long homepage where there is everything you need to know. I find short homepages a missed opportunity – the visitor just got here, why send him away, keep the conversation going.
  • Mobile-friendly and fast (static HTML on CDN).
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    Beautiful website, congratulations! I'm closely following your progress as I expect to start using Sidemail myself very soon!

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      Thank you, Filipe.

      You're more than welcome to jump on board any time you're ready! :)

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    I love the look of your website as a whole. It's clean and simple, but still informational.

    Currently struggling with how to do that ourselves. Playing around with different CMS's but would love to be able to just go with static HTML as well. Can I ask if you used a template or a service to build it out?

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      Glad you like it! :)

      It's done all in-house, nothing fancy: we designed it in Adobe XD first, then recreated it in code.

      Here's my article about designing in Adobe XD if you're interested: https://medium.com/free-code-camp/a-developers-guide-to-web-design-for-non-designers-1f64ce28c38d

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        Awesome, I'll check it out.

        Also checking out the product and it seems well made as well. Submitted my email for beta.

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    The website looks really clean!!

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      Thank you, Steven! :)

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    Congratulations on the new version, Patrik. One suggestion, there is only one screenshot on homepage, i suggest you shown a screenshot for every feature you are showcasing in the home page itself.

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      That's a good point, Hari. Thank you!

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    Good stuff, Patrik. As a fellow email-focused SaaS guy (sendview.io), I think you've told the story really well. Especially with a product that can potential solve so many different problems for a user (good for them, obviously, but hard to sometimes keep their attention long enough to get all those points across. Nice work!

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      Glad you like it. Thanks!