It's Super Easy To DIY
No background in web design? Can't tell the difference between HTML and CSS? You can still create a super awesome website with Squarespace - and if you do have advanced skills you have the option to tweak your design even more. If you're looking to build a professional looking site without the financial commitment of investing in a web designer or the headache of learning the intricacies of Wordpress, Squarespace may be the perfect CMS for you.
Probably one of my favourite things about Squarespace is how easy it is to integrate your website with third party platforms. There are tons of third party platforms available but some of the most useful are: Mailchimp, PayPal, Etsy, Typekit, TimeTrade, and pretty much every social sharing platform you can think of.
All designs and templates are responsive
We've all heard the news that Google is now using mobile-friendliness as part of their rankings for search engines, so if you want to make your website optimised for Google searches, a responsive design is key. All Squarespace sites use responsive design so that whether someone is browsing on a desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, your website will still keep all of its main features and interactions.
Although there are no unpaid options for using Squarespace, their pricing is thankfully super reasonable. You're looking at $8-$24 a month depending on how you're using your site, and you get 24/7 customer support which in my own personal experience is awesome for troubleshooting any problems along the way.
Who Squarespace Is Great For:
Squarespace is an awesome choice for bloggers. Not only can you design and create a super professional looking blog, but the behind-the-scenes functionality is also really great for anyone who wants to create and share super engaging content. Squarespace makes it easy to share blog posts, video content, and audio content too, and third party integrations means you can make it super easy for your readers to subscribe to your mailing list, browse your Twitter feed, read your posts on Medium, keep up with your Instagram updates, and so much more.
Creative Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
If you run an online business or shop, Squarespace can be a great option for housing your digital home. The platform makes it super easy to build a digital store front that looks professional, modern, and sleek, while still giving you the freedom to customise it completely with your own branding. With an entire commerce functionality where you can create your online shop - for digital, physical, and service based products - it's a great option for building an awesome business website without any fuss or big investments.
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