Sage’s team had created a version of their Business Tax Calculator in Excel. They asked CandidSky to take the spreadsheet and make a beautiful webpage, to allow accountants to calculate their savings.
The calculator had the additional requirement of full mobile compatibility, and ability to work in an iframe so it could be used within other web pages.
We wanted to allow accountants and bookkeepers to see the benefits of Sage UK’s Business Tax offering, including the possible ROI, at a glance, whilst also providing a pleasing design. This was easier said than done.
Taking the elements themselves (a calculator, pencil, pen, eraser and desk) and placing them on the page wouldn’t have looked realistic, so our designers needed to add shadows that accurately reflected real life. Each element was worked on separately to allow them to be fluid so they could move and adapt to the screen sizes as necessary. We also implemented extensive validation to make sure only relevant characters were allowed to be inputted by the user.
The result was a web application which introduced strong branding and added a fun feel to the calculator, bringing it to life whilst making it responsive and easy to use.