The Squarespace Series

The Squarespace Series

I'm starting a series dedicated to Squarespace. I hope to cover some Frequently Asked Questions, reasons why I've chosen to build sites with Squarespace, comparisons with other web building platforms, and a whole lot more. 

Squarespace: 12 Frequently Asked Questions

As someone who builds Squarespace sites for a living, I get a lot of questions about the platform. People ask me things like if Squarespace is any good, why I would recommend it, how much it costs, whether it is safe, and how it compares with Wordpress. I gathered the top questions people ask about Squarespace and tried to answer them as clearly and simply as I could. Read mor...

6 Ways to Prepare for Your Squarespace Website Build

Preparation can make or break your experience of building a website. It can mean the difference between a smooth process and a headache-inducing one, between timeously met deadlines and (very) late nights, between an excellent, well-tested end product and a rush job. In this blog post, I provide six practical ways in which you can prepare for your Squarespace website build. Read more...

How to make an accordion-style FAQ in Squarespace

We all love Squarespace for its clean design, white space, and intuitive user interface. But unlike other platforms, there aren't a whole lot of plugins readily available, hence having to use some workarounds to get things looking just the way you want them to. I'm still very much a newcomer to Squarespace, having only been actively building sites for clients for about a year now (yay!) so it's only recently that I've started to play around with some custom coding. It's a whole new world, and a very exciting one at that. Read more,,,

Using Third Party Forms with Squarespace

I recently worked on a site that required a rather in-depth order form. They are a small but growing food company who need their customers to be able to place orders from a menu that changes weekly. Most of the forms I've used so far with Squarespace have been really simple and have served to gather contact details, short messages and a few other details. Here's an example of a contact form I use on my site. It is super simple - name, surname, email and message. Read more...

Designing a Colour Scheme for Your Squarespace Website

A crucial part of designing your website is coming up with a colour scheme, which is a set of colours that both define your brand and are used throughout your site for interest and consistency. These colours show up in your photography, backgrounds, headings, links, footers, and calls to action. If you've already worked with a graphic designer on a logo and branding elements, this particular set of colours has probably already been decided on. But if you don't have a colour scheme to refer to, this post will help you come up with one. Read more...

This is a work in progress. I'll be updating links here as I publish more posts.