Squarespace Review

It is becoming more apparent that a personal website is quickly becoming just as important as good business cards, especially for those in technology or a creative industry, but the undertaking can be very intimidating, especially for those who have not set up a website before.

Typically, beginners would have 3 options to choose from when they started a site:

  • Pay a designer

  • Figure it out

  • Use a "website builder"

Unfortunately, each of these have significant downsides. Paying a designer is an easy way to start, but good sites are expensive and you will be forced to pay for any future changes you make because you don't know how to do it yourself.

Figuring out how is a great way to make a website if you are creative, have programming skills, and have a ton of time to learn before your website needs to be ready. Unfortunately, most of us don't have this luxury or the required skills to take this route.

Lastly, many people decide to go with whatever website design tools are provided with their service provider/registrar. These are great because you can pick a template you like and change it to your needs. The downside is that finding a good template can be a hastle, and if you want to add a blog, forums, or picture galleries, your likelihood of success with these tools goes down quickly.


Squarespace is a website builder service that breaks the typical mold. Here's why:

  • Easy for beginners

  • Powerful enough for experts

  • Amazing templates

  • A lot of templates

  • Customizable templates

  • Uses a plugin/widget style for page organization

  • Option to add a blog, forums, galleries, etc.

  • Quick & Easy setup

  • Built in, powerful stats

  • Cheap, basic hosting and affordable high-end hosting

In other words, Squarespace is perfect for anyone designing their first page. In just a matter of  hours, you can have a beautiful website up and running with your own landing page, blog, and photo galleries.

Check out some of the amazing sites that have been created using squarespace:

Convinced? Want to try it out free for 14 days? Check it out at squarespace.com