Squarespace Review
Squarespace

Pros

Beautiful website templates, editor is nicely laid out, clean and tidy CMS

Cons

One of the more expensive website builders, not friendly for beginners

Overall Score

8.1

Summary

SquareSpace is renown for giving users the ability to create truly beautiful websites. The templates have been skilfully crafted in a way that allows you to make personal touches but keep the theme consistent to the way the designer intended. Although they don’t offer a broad range of templates, they do rotate their selection on a regular basis, and almost all of the designs are outstanding. They are one of the more expensive site builders on the market, and the whole experience feels very high end.

Value For Money

The cheapest package you can buy on SquareSpace is $8 a month which instantly makes them one of the most expensive choices. You can start creating a website for free, but you won’t be able to publish it until you have upgraded. They offer an eCommerce package that is priced at a whopping $24 a month however this is one of the better eCommerce packages on the market. Although this is one of the priciest site builder offerings, we feel it is a good value for money when you take into account the quality website you will be producing.

Editor

This is an editor for the advanced users, and if you’ve never used website builders before I would suggest you stay away from SquareSpace. That said the editor is laid out nicely, and the CMS is clear and concise which offers boundaries which discourage you from changing the overall structure of your website and stop you from straying from the attractive template that you chose. Although this can feel quite restrictive at times it is for the greater good, SquareSpace is renown for being used by designers to create websites for users which are a compliment to the product but does somewhat restrict their target market.

Squarespace Templates

As we have mentioned throughout this review, the main selling point for SquareSpace is its templates. They are truly beautiful templates, modern and stylish but offer variety at the same time. There aren’t lots of templates to choose from, around 25. However, this doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, especially when the designs are as good as the ones SquareSpace offer. Templates are something that sets SqauareSpace apart from a lot of other website builders.

Additional Features

SquareSpace ticks most of the boxes when it comes to features,  and their eCommerce package is particularly impressive. They offer a cool photo editor which is not as common as it should be in this space and the logo creator is simple but effective. All the other typical extras including Google analytics’s are included with all of the plans.

Guides & Customer Service

The editor offers a helpful guide which is presented to you when you initially enter the editor. You also have access to a help section that can also be accessed from the editor. Live chat is always a good bet as although there are lots of help outlets; it’s not always easy to find the answer you are looking for quickly. A basic ticket support option is also available.

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