Squarespace Allowed Us to Focus on The Business, Not Get Bogged Down
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2018

Squarespace Allowed Us to Focus on The Business, Not Get Bogged Down

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Squarespace

Squarespace is currently used to manage our website needs for both the school and our training site. We first began using it because we needed a program that would allow us to keep a clean, neat website, while also allowing new users to interact with it quickly and efficiently. We chose it because of the simply drag and drop interface, which made it very easy to navigate and create a site where we could focus on our needs and not spend hours trying to decipher what certain parts of the interface meant.
  • Blogs - it provides an easy way to create the blogs, as well as a nice way to organize and sort blogs so that our customers can identify what they want to read before having to slog through everything on the site.
  • User Interface - we have a saying: "what if you get hit by a bus?" If the entire operation shuts down because one person is gone, then the program is not worth it. Squarespace's interface is something anyone can learn in the span of 10 minutes, and with a little bit of guidance, you will never be left alone in case your web master is away.
  • Pricing and Domain - this was not only easy to set up, but painless and straightforward. No hidden costs, and no sudden expenses that we didn't expect.
  • I am not a fan of the embedded code. For third party programs, I have to search them for a direct HTML code in order to put it on the site, as their embedded link only creates a hyperlink. Something you can do easier in the text blocks.
  • More reliable integration with social media. I have to resync the school's Instagram account weekly. We manage multiple, so I can't just leave it logged in. One time it displayed my own personal account without confirming.
  • I would also like a more expansive CMS on par with WordPress, but that is a preference, not a negative.
  • I can't really justify this as we use our site to gather leads, and the leads are all funneled through the site. Our estimate would be imbalanced because everyone goes to our website to schedule a tour and the website sells the school. So, the answer would be that it is very positive; however, there is no other direction for it to go unless we start getting no tours!
  • Squarespace is the foundation of our business objectives because it allows us to convey them on the web. It makes it easy to display them, so it has helped encourage our objectives.
  • The only negative would be that at times it can be too easy. We are wordy and have - at times - overextended ourselves in writing way too much on our site, and overloading the content to a point where it was just too burdensome to read.
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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Artists, photographers, writers - anyone selling digital content or trying to display their work. Their site and template selections are very well suited for this type of interface, and can easily encourage sales. It is less appropriate for sites who are constantly updating their catalog, like car sales or ones which require a more extensive vetting process.

Squarespace Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
7
Admin section
7
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
5
Publishing workflow
8
Form generator
8
Content taxonomy
8
SEO support
8
Bulk management
7
Availability / breadth of extensions
9
Community / comment management
8
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
8