Helped this Novice Get Going
Sarah Daggett | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Helped this Novice Get Going

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Squarespace

I am using Squarespace to host my website. It provided an easy, affordable, out of the box webpage that could help serve my business.
  • It was so easy to get set up. In one place, I was able to reserve my domain, choose a template, and get to work on a webpage. All on my own.
  • Squarespace partners with Unsplash, a free photography website, that allows me to use professional-level photography with no royalties.
  • Using the customization tools to build my webpage was hard. There were some areas that made total sense and others that made no sense at all. My husband has some experience with this stuff, so I brought him in to have him look over the UI with me. Together, we figured it out, but I felt like some features were unnecessarily hard to use.
  • So far, I haven't had any business hits because of having a webpage, but I have referred a lot of people to it. It's such a comfort to know I have something out there and potential leads can access my demos whenever they want.
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If you're just starting a new company and can't afford to pay a web designer, Squarespace is an AMAZING way to "hang your shingle", as they say. For less than $100, I was able to reserve a domain and get a webpage on its feet. That's really incredible!
Do know, though, that their templates are highly stylized and aren't as flexible as maybe you'd like or need (it wasn't for me). I had to compromise on the look I wanted because their templates didn't quite accommodate what I had envisioned.

Squarespace Feature Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness
8
Admin section
8
Page templates
7
Library of website themes
9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
10
Publishing workflow
10
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
9
Bulk management
9
Availability / breadth of extensions
9
Community / comment management
9
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
9