FEATURED: 40+ Squarespace Tips and Tricks
Today I have the opportunity to to be featured among nine other amazing Squarespace experts so we could collectively give you our best tips and tricks for building out a website in Squarespace. I’M SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS POST WITH YOU!
We were simply asked to give our absolute top Squarespace tips. There were no parameters, just unfiltered thoughts on the most essential things we think you should consider when creating your site.
Below is a list of categories these tips fall into:
Building Out Your Site
Designing Various Pages in Squarespace
Blogging on Squarespace
Squarespace Features + Content Blocks
Quick + Easy Coding Customizations
General Customizations + Branding Ideas
Awesome Squarespace Resources
(Some of the tips fit into multiple categories so you’ll see repeats here and there, but I thought it was worth it in case you landed on this post for help with one specific category.)
Building your website
Think about the website features you want before choosing your template
When choosing a template, we (at Bold & Pop) go off a few basic features that are specific to the individual template. Do we want a parallax structure? Do we want the banner to span the whole width of the site? Do we need a sidebar for the blog? Knowing these requirements helps us choose a template with those must-have items, but also allows us the freedom to customize the template for a one-of-a-kind site. // Mallory from Bold & Pop
(^^from Melanie: check out this site for a side-by-side comparison of all the templates + their built-in features)
Map out your site content before building your site
Creating a website can be overwhelming for anyone if you don’t know where to start. There are SO MANY tiny details that go into building out a great site, so I always start with a pencil, paper and a list of site goals/features I want to highlight.
After I’ve identified the major pages of the site I map out what will be linked up to the main navigation, what will go in the footer and what will be housed in Squarespace’s unlinked page section. From there (still working with pencil + paper) I sketch out a general idea for each page. With this I can see what kind of imagery, graphics + copy are needed and it makes it SO MUCH EASIER when I get ready to build out the actual site.
I’ve got a free workbook in my resource library that I created to help you develop strategy behind your site design, with ample space to write out your copy for each page. // Melanie from MBD