Eleazar Ruiz
Eleazar Ruiz. Graphic Designer Based in Vancouver, WA.

Why Squarespace?

Why Squarespace 

 

You may be wondering why I build and recommend my clients to use Squarespace as the platform for their websites. Well, here are some of the reasons.

 
 

DIY

Squarespace was designed with the do-it-yourself user in mind, making it easy for my clients to maintain, update, and monitor their websites on their own. Building pages is a matter of dragging and dropping blocks in a page editor, and backend tasks are a snap with clearly labeled menus and panels. My clients can use Squarespace’s suite of mobile apps to track their site performance in real time, long after the project is complete.

 

Beautiful design that performs

Squarespace templates are beautifully and thoughtfully designed to incorporate cutting-edge UI/UX best practices, which means my clients’ websites will have the best of the best in “form and function” baked right in.

 

Built-in search engine optimization (SEO) capabilities

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. Each site also generates a sitemap automatically that helps Google crawl, understand, and rank a website. Read more about understanding and execution of SEO here.

 

Secure connections

Squarespace offers free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates for all Squarespace Domains and third-party domains connected and pointing to a Squarespace site. With SSL enabled, my clients’ website visitors will enjoy a secure connection on every page.

 

Room to grow

Squarespace scales. Squarespace was designed for everyone from bloggers to churches to online retailers, so my clients can be confident that it is robust and flexible enough to grow with them.

 

Responsive design

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.

 

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.

 
 

Why Me?

Not sure why you should trust me with your website? Here are a few reasons.

 

This isn't my first rodeo ;)

I have built dozens of websites using Squarespace. Here are just a few:

 

I'll save you a ton of time

Why not build the website yourself? Well, in addition to knowing CSS and HTML, I have years of firsthand experience in building websites — which means I can easily handle any unforeseen issues that might crop up in the process, quickly fixing them or avoiding them entirely. All of which saves you a lot of time in the long run.

Beyond my experience with Squarespace, I work full-time as the Senior User Interface Designer at a company that impacts the lives of millions with in-depth Bible study apps. Through my work there, I've learned the best practices for building a website that is truly user-friendly — which will make your site all the better.

 
 

Common Client Concerns

 
 

Is there anything Squarespace doesn’t do?

While Squarespace is robust and powerful, there are times that it isn’t the best fit for my client’s needs. Squarespace isn’t currently built to support:

  • Recurring payments

  • Memberships, paywalls, or restricted content areas. (They do support customer accounts for Commerce.)

  • Anything that would necessitate integrating with a third-party API, other than integrations with our Orders API (details here)

  • Inventory management software or point of sale systems

  • Duplication of entire sites

 

Can I track my website’s performance?

It’s easy to add Google Analytics tracking to my client’s website. Also the Squarespace Analytics App lets you use any mobile device to review site traffic, see the most popular content, and track how visitors find a client's site.

 

What if I want to leave Squarespace?

If for some reason you want to move your website to another platform down the line, Squarespace lets them export content quickly and easily. Read more about that here.