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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Squarespace

Squarespace is great if you're updating a client's site that they've made themselves using less-than-optimal software. I've used it for lots of small businesses and sole proprietors that know that their site is out of date and doesn't serve their needs any longer, but are not sure where to look for an alternative. Squarespace allows me as a designer to set up a functional and beautiful site quickly for my clients. If I'm dealing with an enterprise-level client that has more specific needs, Squarespace would not be my first choice since its customizability is limited (though well-suited for most small businesses).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Squarespace
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Squarespace
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Squarespace
8.0
API
Squarespace
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Squarespace
8.1

Web Content Creation

Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Squarespace
8.0
Admin section
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
Squarespace
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
Squarespace
8.5

Web Content Management

Squarespace
7.2
Content taxonomy
Squarespace
7.6
SEO support
Squarespace
7.4
Bulk management
Squarespace
6.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
Squarespace
7.5

Pros

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
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Cons

Squarespace

  • Drag and drop interface is not as intuitive as it was when it first launched. It's a bit more challenging to use than, say, Weebly.
  • Its ecommerce functionality isn't as robust as something like Shopify.
  • Setting up grids or sections isn't as easy to do as other tools.
  • Changing templates to see how content may look isn't seamless.
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Likelihood to Renew

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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Usability

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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Support

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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Alternatives Considered

Squarespace

When it comes to website management, user interface is everything. You have to be able to dive in and make sure things get done. If you can't operate the site - or make changes - easily, then you are going to sink with the amount of things you need to do to remain current. We chose Squarespace because it was the most efficient design when it comes to UX that would also cultivate the ability to make changes quickly. We wanted a program that anyone could use if something happened to the person managing it, and Squarespace provided the best option.
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Return on Investment

Squarespace

  • It gave my client an online presence that, due to a lack of technical abilities, he wouldn't have had without it.
  • My client was able to capture more leads than ever before.
  • My client is able to continue growing his online presence easily using his Squarespace blog.
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Pricing Details

Squarespace

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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