SQUARESPACE WEBSITE DESIGN
helpful info and details about my web design service
WHAT IS SQUARESPACE?
Squarespace is a wonderful web platform and host that I use to design websites for clients who are looking for a professional, elegant site. Sites are all template-based but customizable, so we can stylize the site using your visual branding elements, colors, fonts, etc. All sites are responsive (meaning they look fab on desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone screens!) and very user-friendly for maintaining. On the technical side of things, Squarespace builds all known SEO best practices into every site, which gives your site a leg-up in the Google world without too much extra work :)
Overall, Squarespace is perfect for small businesses and non-profits that crave a simple, easy-to-navigate site with basic functionality. I recommend it to most clients who come my way for a new visual brand!
WHY DO YOU USE IT?
For all the above reasons! Due to the nature of Squarespace's beautiful, clean templates and designer-friendly platform, the process doesn't involve much custom coding. Therefore, I'm able to offer my clients quality, modern, beautiful website designs at an affordable cost, and focus on what I do best -- design! Squarespace is also my web platform of choice because my clients love it and the drag-and-drop system make it easy to update the site on your own. All website design packages come with a Squarespace Training session with me, to ensure updating text, adding images, blogging, etc. won't be stressful going forward.
HOW DOES YOUR WEBSITE DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
We will start by brainstorming, discussing your needs, and ensuring Squarespace is the right fit for your business. If you are purchasing the Voila Branding Package, we will chat and make sure Squarespace is the best fit for you right off the bat! View my Branding Packages + Pricing Guide.
If we agree to move forward, I will start by creating a preliminary design of your site using your visual branding elements (logos, colors, fonts, design elements, etc.). This will give you a visual of the homepage design, navigation, page design and overall flow. We will go through up 2 design revisions and then I'll place all your content and images (provided by you) for a final review before launching.
What else should I know about squarespace?
- Squarespace has flexibility with their given templates and I can make many desired changes happen. However, this isn't a custom website design service. You can expect that your site will look similar to the template you choose (check out their template demos here) with your visual branding incorporated and your content placed.
- All Squarespace hosting plans come with one custom domain name. If you already have a domain name registered, I will help you direct it to your new site as a part of my service. Learn more about Squarespace's hosting plans here.
- If you need a lot of special functionality and customization with your new site, Squarespace may not be a good fit for you. If that's the case, I'd be happy to pass along some names of talented web designers/developers who can create a custom website based on your specific needs.