Travel Photographer Happy with SquareSpace
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2018

Travel Photographer Happy with SquareSpace

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Squarespace

SquareSpace is our website builder. Because our company is very small (two people), we needed a program that was both sophisticated but easy to use. And as every company big and small, budget is always a factor in deciding whether to license a product. SquareSpace met all these goals.
  • Every few months we update our website's "Featured Gallery", an image gallery depicting a particular subject (this month it is Istanbul). After selecting a number of images from my collection, SquareSpace makes it easy to set up the gallery page, move images around to see how they would look as a set, and even move the copyright symbol around so it does not fall on an important part of an image. We then view the gallery before posting it.
  • We also like the variety of templates SquareSpace offers. They tend to be modern and simple, and they are highly customizeable. As a travel photographer it is important that that images are highlighter (not the website builder), and SquareSpace's simple templates allow for this.
  • As a travel photographer I need my images to be front and center of every page of my website. The gallery pages are great for this, but not so with my blog. It is here where I think SquareSpace could use some improvement. I am only able to feature an image cropped in a circular fashion!
  • Our main objective for having a website is having an online presence where potential clients can view a small sample of my work (an e-portfolio vs. a website where photo editors can view, download and license images; we learned the hard way the latter platform is an invitation to have your work stolen). In this regard SquareSpace has been perfect for our goals, providing such a presence, and allowing editors to directly contact us with photo requests. The ease of updating the site's pages, and especially the Featured Gallery, has been a major reason for us staying with SquareSpace for about 3 years.
I have reviewed a number of website builders but chose SquareSpace because it offered the best combination of beautiful templates, price, customer support (especially helpful when I first started using it), and simplicity of use.


Content Author / Administrator
SquareSpace is well suited to showcase beautiful imagery, whether you are a travel, wedding, architectural or fashion photographer. The galleries are easy to set up and update as needed. I found the blog page not to be as useful to display my work. The images are automatically cropped as a circle.

Squarespace Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Not Rated
Admin section
9
Page templates
10
Library of website themes
8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
9
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
Not Rated
SEO support
8
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated