If you haven’t already noticed, we’re HUGE fans of Squarespace. This is largely based on the fact that no matter what type of business you have -- from a small business to an ecommerce or blog -- the platform likely offers functionality that will give you just what you need. Whether you’re considering a website refresh or a completely new site, we definitely recommend having Squarespace on your radar and today we’re sharing why we just can't get enough of the platform!
Ease of Use
Whether you are designing your website yourself with Squarespace's diverse templates or working with a designer, the interface is very user-friendly. The platform frees users from having to know how to code to be able to build or update fully-functional websites. With a combination of WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing principles, Squarespace is by far one of the easiest website builders to use. It is its user-friendly approach that sparked us to design our clients on the platform. One thing we learned while connecting with clients looking for website refreshes is that they wanted something that they would be able to update easily without having to contact their web designer every time they had a small change. Cue Squarespace! By switching over to the platform we are able to help our clients on the design portion, while teaching them how to use the back-end if they'd like to make edits themselves after launch!
Features and Flexibility
Squarespace offers a wide variety of features that have all be tested by the company so you don't have to worry about them not working. These features give you the ability to build a full-fledged website and then customize the features to fit your specific needs.
Some of the main features offered through Squarespace:
- Modern design templates, purpose built by their own design team
- Ability to install multiple templates on a single site
- Style editor with easily customizable settings.
- Adjust the styling of your sites with fonts, colors, and page configurations
- Built-in mobile compatibility with every design <-- responsive design is SO important in today's mobile-driven world
- Customizable content layouts
- Possibility to add your own custom CSS
- Built-in image editor
- Social media supported
- WYSIWYG editing
- Possibility to use your own domain name
- Blogging module
- E-commerce components
There are a variety of templates to choose from -- everything from ecommerce template to blogs to simple layouts. What we love about the templates is that all layouts are modern, mobile-compatible, and can be completely customized to create a unique site to fit your brand. The templates allow you to create a beautiful website on your own by customizing the components and uploading your own photos. Then if you're looking for something a little more custom, that's when you can call up your favorite designers to give you a custom approach. Squarespace has given so many people access to building beautiful websites and we love them for that! Your website is often your first impression to your customers so make it count! #SayNotoUglyWebsites
Squarespace is very user-friendly, but when you need some help they don't leave you hanging. They have a great support portal as well as customer support specialists to help answer any and all of your questions in a timely manner (because who wants to wait?!). Emails typically receive a response in an hour but there’s also a live chat option as well as community forums to search for your answer.
Although there is no free version for Squarespace, they offer a 14-day free trial so you can play around and see if Squarespace is the right fit for you before making the switch. Their plans are also pretty affordable especially if you go with the yearly plan which will save you some dollars! Another thing to consider is that plans also include a custom domain name and hosting too, which is often an additional expense with other platforms. Get the full 411 on pricing here --> Squarespace Pricing
If all of this isn’t enough to convince you to check out Squarespace, check out a few examples of some of our favorite sites we’ve built on the platform for some serious design inspo!