Cloudswave Score for Squarespace
Rating based on 30 Critic Reviews
Angela Skees, on TrustRadius
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
Sharon Reaves, on TrustRadius
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.
Authenticated Reviewer, on TrustRadius
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
Sheryl K. , on G2 Crowd
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