“Make a beautiful website.” You've probably heard Squarespace's tagline on a video or podcast before. They've been around for a while, since 2004, but have made a strong marketing push over the past few years. Now they have plenty to show for it as our Squarespace review will show.
Ask just about any hipster under 35 what square website builder is, and they'll be able to tell you it's a platform for building sites. They're big enough now to afford Super Bowl ads starring Key & Peele:
Does being big, however, translate to offering a great product? They tout fantastic themes and an easy-to-grasp web building interface. They claim to have an all-in-one platform that can take care of everything a user might need—no third-party apps necessary. It all sounds impressive, so today we're going to take a look at what they have to offer in our review of Squarespace and their services.
There's a lot that makes Squarespace great. It's an excellent choice if you're a creative professional trying to start a quick site. It also has some worthwhile e-commerce features that rival any other site builder out there. While those (and other) positives are compelling, we need to make sure this is a balanced review.
Squarespace isn't as simple as some other site builders and has a few design choices that left us scratching our heads. Let's review Squarespace.
There's Nothing Square About Squarespace
Squarespace is considered a cool way for individuals and small businesses to put themselves on the web. It also produces great-looking mobile-friendly sites automatically and offers lots of commerce growth potential. That said, it's not the easiest website builder to use, nor is it the most customizable. For that, look to our top picks for DIY website builders, Duda and Wix.