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    Cloudswave Score for Squarespace

    Rating based on 30 Critic Reviews

    24 Favorable reviews
    96 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    4 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Small Businesses Love Squarespace

    Squarespace Use Cases and Deployment ScopeOur company, which is made up of a family of companies, uses Squarespace for our each of main websites. These are the first place anyone would look for information on our products. They contain all our contact information, product and installation information, downloads, images, maps and galleries. It ensures that all possible information on our companies and products is easily accessible and always available, both for our customers and our sales force. We currently have 5 different Squarespace sites, one for each of our companies. They are all linked together in a manager account and are easily edited and updated by the site manager and those who have editing credentials. 

    Pros : Galleries - These are robust and clean. Able to be edited to suit your needs and configured to show off the high quality images companies produce.Blogs - The blog feature is very developed. We do not utilize it in our companies, since we are less of a social product. But a good blog helps bring a personal feel directly to the consumers.Site development - As a novice html user, I can easily edit and maintain our sites without the need for costly web developers.

    Cons : Images - Though the gallery function is robust and able to be customized, I find that when placing images directly on to page layouts, that the software often resizes or moves the image to suit the template. I often wish I could specify the image size directly with pixel dimensions to ensure that it does not move or resize itself, which can cause lower resolution images to look blurry.Sidebars - nearly all of Squarespace's current templates do NOT have the option for a sidebar included. This is

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    Hip to be Squarespace

    Squarespace Use Cases and Deployment ScopeI design websites using existing CMS such as Wix, Weebly, WordPress and Squarespace. I primarily work with creative professionals and small businesses who are looking for an affordable solution that is responsive and easy for them to maintain once the design elements are in place. Squarespace is an excellent solution and has become my CMS of choice surpassing Wix which I feel has more flexibility of design but the additional step of formatting for viewing on smartphones and tablets is often overlooked making the site look unprofessional and unfinished. Squarespace addresses this in all of their templates.  Another huge PRO for Squarespace is their guides and tutorials which are thorough and easy to follow as well as the ability to get actual customer support via email, phone or live chat.

    Pros : They offer a variety of responsive templates.Easy and fun to use and maintain.Great documentation and customer support.Affordable.

    Cons : I'd love to see new templates being offered.While I appreciate the responsive design format, there are times I would like the ability to hide content from the mobile/tablet versions.On certain templates there are elements that can not be formatted in the style guide, in particular logo size or placement.Add the scroll lover/zoom function to the eCommerce platform.The Google email add on has been problematic. I do not recommend this to users.

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    Squarespace, I Love You, Man

    Squarespace Use Cases and Deployment ScopeI am a freelance writer/editor who uses Squarespace for the lifestyle website I run, as well as the website of a nonprofit organization for which I handle communications projects. For my lifestyle website, my colleague and I use Squarespace to publish and manage our blog, events listings, and our online shop. For the nonprofit, it exists to convey our mission, engage our community via our blog, and point to our fundraising platform (Classy).

    Pros : The templates alone have saved us countless amounts of time, energy, and money, as they're extremely intuitive and perfect for someone who does not have a strong design background and who does not know how to code.I love how easy it is to create a dynamic page with the various (and growing) component options, including photo galleries and integrations with social media platforms.Squarespace's customer service is king. Live chat + responsive email replies makes for a very supportive experience.

    Cons : We'd love the ability to link to a specific hashtag in a blog post. For example, when we host an event, we'd love to be able to show the photo feed using the hashtag on Instagram.For Commerce, our shop is unique in that it includes numerous different makers, who all use different shipping methods. We'd like to be able to assign a shipping cost to a product on an individual basis.For the calendar, we have a robust events section and often feature 30+ events in it. We've created a summary under th

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  • Ideal CMS for small independent businesses

    What do you like best?

    I have been using Squarespace since the time Anthony Casalena was first operating it out of his dorm room in NYC. Way back in 2003, I rejected the idea of having to pay a web programmer upwards of $150 just to make an edit to a page and so I dove in with Squarepace and have never looked back. The platform is built for a lay person and designer alike and provides the most seamless 3rd party integration imaginable with a highly selective group of platforms such as Mailchimp, Stripe and Xero. It has grown despite the size and scale of Wordpress. And there is a good reason for that. It's the Apple of the CMS world. If you are in the market for an easy to use platform with best of breed integration. This is the CMS for you.

    What do you dislike?

    Squarespace is not for everyone. It's ecommerce capability is very easy to implement; however, it your business is need of scaling this may not be the best alternative for your organization. I think the company could lean forward a bit and provide a few more templates than offered which it has done over the past couple of years. Customer service has improved as well.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Definitely take advantage of the trial. It won't take long to acclimate to it and you can be on your way very quickly in your ability to get a site up and running.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    I have used this platform as co-president elect of my local PTA here in Highwood, Illinois and also for my business. It has allowed to improve our communication by 100%. Plus it makes it easy for others who non-technical to contribute to site as well.

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    Best web design tool for non-tech people.

    What do you like best?

    I love how awesome the designs look. It is really easy to make a website tailored to your company without having to be knowledgable of tech software. I couldn't be happier with the way our website turned out. We can even track our website visits and help improve our SEO through Squarespace. And the best part: it's mobile responsive! Our site looks great on computers, tablets, and phones thanks to Squarespace.

    What do you dislike?

    I honestly can't think of a single thing I dislike about squarespace. Perhaps that is seems to take a little longer to load than most other sites (maybe because of the large pictures on our page?)

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Squarespace was by far the best thing we did for our small business. I would definitely recommend using it. The best part is you can use the free trial if you just want to experiment with designs.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    We solved designing a crisp, clean, website that was mobile friendly. We also discovered how easy their eCommerce store was to use and to track inventory. It also helped us track our SEO and site traffic. We bought a subscription to design our website, and it ended up elevating our business ten folds.

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    You will be surprised at what you can create.

    What do you like best?

    I consider myself a creative individual, but I cannot code or make a website. Unless, its a drawing of a website. Since I am doing my masters in Advertising (Creative Track), for me having a portfolio of my copy writing and strategic skills was highly significant.

    I have tried other website and portfolio building tools, but squarespace makes the job easier for you. All the templates are incredibly professional and you can re-arrange and personalize them accordingly as well. They help accentuate your work in a highly professional manner giving your work a good publicity and a killer layout.

    SquareSpace also offers a very reasonable pricing for students, only $60 dollars for the entire year which I believe is totally worth what they deliver. Aside from that, SquareSpace helps you individually design your own space, and you do not have to rely on third-parties (web designers / coders) which can cost you time and money. Lastly, I believe the visual experiences are undeniably...

    What do you dislike?

    What I dislike about Square Space, is that even though everything is there and there is a variety of options to choose from, some tools are difficult to use and the user has to watch tutorials in order to effectively operate them. Sometimes square space feels very minimalistic, and can take some time to work efficiently with the editor unless you are completely familiar. The speed could be more faster as well.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    I like how SquareSpace provides employers or portfolio viewers with a space which they can navigate through easily. It also helps small business, make websites without the hassles of contacting coders or web-designers in reasonable pricing and make a website which they can design according to their preferences. I worked as a social media manager for a small Ice Cream Craft startup, who made her entire website on square space, without any prior web-design training and saved time making it. It is now her part website, part blog.

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  • If you are looking for a website building platform where you should get every feature to build an attractive website for yourself then SquareSpace is a good option for you. SquareSpace is one of the famous website building platforms that should provide you every kind of feature like templates, SEO, E-commerce, Webhosting and other necessary features in one place. So I will recommend this site to the users who need some beautiful looking website for their business.

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  • Great Service and Customer Support

    We have been using this for 5 months and love how it integrates with our website and sends the shipping tracking information right to our customers. The service has been great and the customer service has been timely and accurate.

    Pros : Ease of use, website integration

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    Simple yet powerful

    in utilizing web design platforms in the past like Yola I've come to expect a trade-off in functionality for simplicity. This is not the case with SquareSpace. Of course it's not the answer to ALL projects but I can imagine a great fit for many small and medium sized businesses. In conjunction with web apps like Knack for cloud database, you've got a powerful story to tell.

    Pros : Easy to learn, ecommerce, blog, customizable, open API/integration, real-time, support is great, low relative cost, growing company, pre-built templates... so much more.

    Cons : It's a template. By definition there are limits to the amount of wiggle room you have.

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    Decent for the price

    I appreciate that this is a user friendly, no-code tool. The UI is appealing, there's lots of templates to choose from, and it's comparable to Wordpress (but not necessarily superior).

    Pros : It's a dead simple website creation tool. No need to get into the weeds. It's fast, and it's pretty.

    Cons : Not as flexible as Wordpress. Not as free as Wordpress.

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  • Squarespace allows you to create a designer-like website with their responsive templates. Their templates are gorgeous and when applied to your website, can give the impression that you paid thousands of dollars for a custom-built website.Their styling options are second to none, which gives you the flexibility to customize your website in a very detailed way. Although this can be a very powerful tool especially if you have a very keen eye for design or a very picky in how you want your website to look, it could potentially be slightly overwhelming for an average user. But you always have the choice of not using these tools – the ready-to-use templates are beautiful enough.

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  • If you want widgets and like buttons and PayPal integration, look elsewhere. Its very clever site-building interface takes a little getting used to, and layouts are more restrictive than some site builders. For a site that looks classy on the Web and mobile, Squarespace has you covered.

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  • Squarespace has accomplished something special: they’ve managed to make a platform that allows almost anyone with no coding experience to create their own website from the ground-up.
    And I would agree. Squarespace is not the easiest website builder. But it is very powerful and users that are willing to invest a bit of time learning will be rewarded.

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  • All that said, Squarespace is a fantastic tool in several ways and it represents an easy way to get an extremely stylish-looking site live. The templates are gorgeous; the sites are relatively easy to edit; and the interface in general is pretty easy to use. Finally those who are particularly keen on Squarespace to host their site but require more functionality could consider using the developer's platform.

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    My main conclusion regarding Squarespace 6 is that it’s essentially extremely good for two applications: running a blog or hosting a portfolio site – you can set yourself up with a very contemporary-looking, well-functioning blog or image gallery very quickly with it. If you are an artist or a musician, and you don't need several layers of navigation on your site, it's a good option for you.

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  • If you want to present your photography, design portfolio, or sell online, Squarespace could be the perfect solution for you. Also if you want to set up a blog, and are not really keen on fiddling around with a Wordpress installation, it's a great alternative.

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  • Squarespace gives you everything you need to start you blog, add pages, format posts, add photos etc, everything in a friendly and elegant interface. Even the typography and spacing is great, and it looks great no matter where you’re reading it. That’s why I called it “The Apple” of the CMS.

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