A website should be responsive, user friendly and headache free. To make that happen I set all of my clients up with Squarespace.
Peace of mind
Squarespace is a self-contained platform that works seamlessly and is fully managed from top to bottom. This means there’s never any need
to update software, plugins, or widgets; patch security vulnerabilities; or worry that changing one component might break something else. It also means there’s rarely any need to investigate or pay for third-party apps or plugins since most functionality is native to Squarespace.
Mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of all website traffic. With that in mind, it’s critical that websites perform across any device and screen size. Every Squarespace template includes a unique mobile experience that matches the overall style of the website, so content will look great on every device, every time.
Beautiful design that performs
Squarespace templates are beautifully and thoughtfully designed to incorporate cutting edge UI/UX best practices, which means your website will have the best of the best in “form and function” baked right in.
Built-in search engine optimization
Every Squarespace website is equipped with all the elements needed for a strong SEO strategy. Site descriptions, page titles, custom URLs, search- friendly formatting, and other key elements are all easily managed. Furthermore, there is an automatically generated built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and ultimately, rank a website.
24/7 award-winning support
The Customer Care team at Squarespace is available seven days a week, 24-hours a day, and has won several awards for outstanding customer support.
Room to grow
Squarespace scales. Squarespace was designed for everyone from bloggers to musicians to online retailers so it is robust and flexible enough to grow with you as your goals change.
As a professional I have what it takes to elevate a website from good to great through experienced strategic and design thinking.
I have what it takes
My expertise in design, photography and illustration — paired with my Squarespace experience, puts me in a position to create a website that not only looks beautiful, but will meet your strategic needs as well.
I’ll save you time
One of the major benefits to working with me is the time you'll save thanks to my experience with Squarespace and knowledge of website best practices.
I’ve done this before
I began using Squarespace in 2012 for my personal websites and shortly after began using the platform for my clients. I now work with Squarespace on a daily basis. Here are a few of the websites I've set up using Squarespace:
ROAM Ultras •Old Glory Legacy Foundation • Beer Army Foundation • Brave HEART Riding Program • Southern Pines Growler Co. • Ultra Marathon Design • Trip Less Trainer • Beer Army Burger Company • Packaging Solutions
Here are some Common questions and answers about Developing and maintaining an online presence with me and Squarespace.
I don’t want anything fancy.
Presentation matters and will continue to matter
in the online space. A modern website needs to have a simple, beautiful interface that is easy to use and gorgeous to look at, whether you are a yoga instructor, an attorney, or a food photographer.
I may not have the right assets.
Having the right branding, imagery, and copy are prerequisites to creating a great website. To ensure you have the best assets possible I will guide you through the process with detailed instructions on what exactly you'll need.
I don’t want my website to look like a template.
While it is true that Squarespace has a tightly curated library of templates to work with, the templates are there to act as a jumping-off point. My aim is always to create a website that is distinctly and beautifully branded, but maintains a familiar user experience.
Aren’t there free options?
Things are rarely as free as they first appear. Once you add in costs for hosting, domains, themes, apps, plugins, custom domains, and removing third-party ads, you’re looking at a price significantly higher than “free”. An advantage to using Squarespace is the ability to package domains, hosting, customer support, and continued improvements into a single monthly or annual payment.
Can’t I just have a Facebook page?
Facebook is important and can drive traffic and sales, but it’s not a substitute for a website. Facebook is akin to having a booth at a farmer’s market — lots of foot traffic but the creative freedom is limited, the signal-to-noise ratio is high, and, at the end of the day, the visitors belong to the market itself.
Is there anything Squarespace doesn’t do?
While Squarespace is robust and powerful, there are times that it may not fit your needs. Squarespace isn’t currently built to support:
- PayPal integration
- Recurring payments
- Member logins
- Anything that would necessitate
- ntegrating with a third-party API
You’re too expensive.
Consider your website an investment in your business. The type of well- executed website I can help you create will provide a value that’s far greater than the upfront payment you'll need to make.
Can I preserve my SEO?
If you have a current website with strong search rankings for key pages or blog posts that you'd like to preserve, switching platforms may cause a temporary dip in established search ranking, but with Squarespace that dip can be significantly reduced.
First, importing blog content, which is often a major contributor to SEO rankings, is a one-step process.
Second, it’s easy to customize URLs so inbound links will continue to work.
Third, redirects of pages that do not get migrated over are simple to implement and will preserve the SEO value of those pages. Read more about importing content and SEO on Squarespace here.
Can I track metrics?
It’s easy to add Google Analytics tracking to your website. Also the Squarespace Metrics App lets you use any mobile device to access page views, visitor statistics, and track social media.
What if I want to leave Squarespace?
If for some reason you decide to move your website to another platform down the line, Squarespace allows content to be exported quickly and easily.
Do I need an app?
The vast majority of app functionality you are likely to need can be built within a website, which will be accessed far more regularly than an app. It’s worth mentioning that statistically, most people use only five apps, with Facebook taking the lion’s share of that screen time. Having a mobile friendly website that loads quickly and beautifully from a smartphone browser will meet your needs and save visitors the irritating step of stopping to download a new app.
What about other platforms?
There are many fair and thoughtful discussions on the merits of other platforms. Here are a few of the best comparisons, in our opinion.
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