For the first few years of my graphic design career I had steered clear of web design and stuck to the comfort of print materials, packaging, logos, branding, etc. My first personal portfolio website was scraped together in my graduate year of college with some messy coding and with a lot of help from my very patient computer-whiz brother. But I couldn’t hide from web design forever. With my coding knowledge being very limited my first step into the world of web design was designing wireframes to pass onto web developers. I soon grew the urge to try my hand at designing websites from start to finish. When my own portfolio website was overdue a revamp I wanted to find a platform that was less about the programming and more about design. That’s when I discovered Squarespace. It was everything I was looking for!! I have now built a personal portfolio site, my business website and a handful of client websites on Squarespace. I continue to recommend Squarespace as a website platform for my clients who want a no-fuss, easy to manage, beautifully designed website.
And here’s why…
1. Beautiful Contemporary Templates to Choose From
Squarespace has a large selection of templates to suite a broad range of business types. Whether the main focus of your website will be images, products, listing services, videos or a blog; there are different templates to suite different needs. On top of this, all templates are responsive across all platforms. So your site will look beautiful on desktop, tablet and mobile.
2. It’s User Friendly
You don’t need to be a tech-whiz. It’s easy to drag and drop, insert content and add pages. Unlike some other website builders, Squarespace allows you to see the changes as you make them. Squarespace support also has detailed instructions on each template and specific features to help you become a pro in no time. There are options to get more advanced and edit the code of the site for something more bespoke. But honestly, with all the editing functions, settings and adaptable layouts coding is not necessary to achieve a beautiful unique website.
3. Hosting, Support and Updates are All Taken Care Of
You don’t need to find and pay for hosting elsewhere, it’s all included in your Squarespace subscription, giving you one less thing to worry about. Squarespace support teams are very easily reachable through live chat, email or over the phone if ever you have a query. All of my experiences contacting them have been extremely positive. Another major bonus is; with a Squarespace website, gone are the days calling up your web developer because an update has caused a glitch! Squarespace automatically takes care of all updates without you having to worry.
4. It’s affordable
At just €11/month for a personal account and €17/month for a business account with unlimited pages, hosting, custom domain, fully integrated e-commerce, 2+ GB of storage plus much more; it’s hard to find a better deal! What’s more is you can take advantage of the 14-day free trial to decide if Squarespace is for you before signing up to a paid account.
So there you go. There’s a breakdown of why I choose Squarespace for my own website and for my clients websites. If you’re thinking of creating a website for your small business, online store or blog I would highly recommend Squarespace for it’s template designs, all inclusive features, easy of use and affordability.