What's the best thing about Squarespace? I get this question all the time from users of more popular blogging/website platforms. All too often people automatically assume Wordpress and Tumblr are better because they have more users. That's just not true. The best web publishing platform is the one that does what you need it to. Before you pick a platform, you should at least take a minute and learn about what Squarespace does really well.
I recently surveyed Squarespace users and asked what they liked best about Squarespace. I received over one hundred responses from a wide range of Squarespace customers: developers and casual users; bloggers and business owners; new customers and people who have been using the service for more than four years. What did Squarespace users like the best about Squarespace?
The Best Thing About Squarespace
Ease of Use is what people love most about Squarespace. The Squarespace team makes it incredibly simple to build a high quality blog or website without knowing a lot about Squarespace or developing websites in general.
Looking across all the answers, there were clear themes among the responses. Overall, four main categories emerged:
- Ease of Use - Squarespace users appreciate how easy the tool is to use
- Effort Required - People appreciate how little time or knowledge it takes to use Squarespace
- Support & Reliability - Squarespace has a rock-solid hardware infastructure and a 24/7 support staff. Squarespace users love the peace of mind that comes with the service.
- Quality - Squarespacers love the level of refinement and sophistication Squarespace builds in to its vast system of web building tools.
Individual Thoughts on Squarespace
Write-in comments are my favorite thing in the whole world. What people say as an anonymous, unwatched survey respondent can be some of the most enlightening and unfiltered insights you could ever hope for. That said, below are the verbatim, unmodified responses to the survey question, "What's Your Favorite Thing About Squarespace?" Read through them, then add your favorite thing about Squarespace in the comments.
Without question, it's the community - those who ask the questions and the devoted who are kind enough to offer their time and assistance. I am continually amazed by users who go to great lengths to offer their time and care enough to help those users who...
It's reliability and ease of use.
I greatly appreciate both the simplicity of the product, as well as the ability to customize the bits I want.
How easy it is for clients to update their own site!
Ease of use
Ease of use and you don't need to worry about bugs or hosting errors. Everything is managed for you server wise.
The ease of use for my clients.
How simple it is for anyone to design any sort of website. It's simplicity can attract anyone with whatever of web design knowledge.
Its UI is easy to use, yet it's also very powerful. what you see is what you get
Easy to use, quick customer service responses.
The ease of customization and the drag and drop features.
Ease of use and support
Diversity of templates. Ease of use once I get through the learning curve.
I couldn't believe how easy it was to build a website that looks professional. I built mine in about 4 hours and I had never had any experience with websites.
Fairly easy to use. Intuitive user interface.
Ease of use and simple templates. it is easy to use and get a website up and running
Not tinkering under the hood like with Wordpress.org installations. Not being a tech, that got me worried just about backup and update time, and it always seemed time to do that kind of stuff.
on page editing
Ease of use - and the fact that there is a buzz out there driven by other bloggers and podcasters on how great SQSP is - which drives clients to my business :)
Seriously - its a great product, solid and gets the job done fast.
I like how you can hyb
Ease of use
Ability to customize
easy to use for new designers and pros.
Simplicity - I'm non technical.
Support has always been very responsive.
The ease of use and customization.
The ease of input of various entries etc.
Easy to get in and edit from anywhere.
So easy to use; easy to maintain and beautiful.
Looks good for relatively little effort
It's fast (i.e. pages are delivered fast), streamlined, simple to use, the graphic styling tools, built-in traffic monitoring, and no messing with hosting yourself (Apache settings, the problems you run with Wordpress using too much server time, etc.)
Getting a functional website up & running is so simple on Squarespace.
The ability to build a custom website with no prior knowledge of a coding language.
The ability for anyone to create a website to fit their needs with little-to-no effort.
The ability to customize without using CSS, the galleries
I like how easy it is to add new content and change things around.
I can manage my website without being an HTML guru
i know nothing about web design, and this makes it doable
That I do not need to know HTML code.
Squarespace is for the most part intuitive. When I first signed up for the service, it was easy to pick up where things are situated within the software. I like that it's all managed by the Squarespace team and that I can just focus on my content and de
The overall integration of the bits & pieces; the ability to get advanced functionality up & running fairly quickly in some rough-draft way.
Support, the all-in-one software/hosting/support nature of the service
The support, unlimited hosting and as a cms its pretty robust
The support. They really do care about their customers, it's incredible.
Solid dependable platform. Not having to worry about security vulnerabilities or databas backups. Or managing plugin compatibility.
The quality of the hosting.
It just works!
Security and backend
The support via email is fast and often helpful.
Great platform and customer service
I like the fact that you can't screw things up - save the fact you mucking up the css royally. But Porting this to other users - the interface is clean and understandable. good customer support.
Hard to break
Instant feedback on style changes
I like the concept of squarespace more than the actuality of it. I like that it's hosting and design all in one. I live the looks you can get.
The support team.
It's a very, very sophisticated platform, and it shows. Even simple templates yield a very polished website, while availing oneself of advanced coding and customization tools makes the possibilities just about unlimited. All while the Squarespace team is...
The ability to build almost anything you want on a reliable and easy to use platform
The ability to control a high-quality website & blog WITHOUT having to spend a great deal of time or learn programming
Simplicity in design, development and the ease at which you can create a consistent interface. I also like the gallery pages and audience feature.
Real-time editing and plug-in areas.
The CMS and the fact that if my site was discovered, it would still perform well.
HTML editor for journal pages, customer service, help
The Ajax system it uses
Robustness. I don't need to worry about a crash when I make a change.
love how easy SEO is! customer service rocks!
I really like the notes features where you can list references to refer to. Love the interface.
That they anticipate and manage all the technological changes. I feel like I'm standing on rock. When the iPad, HTML5, etc. arrived, the WordPress ground under my feet turned to sand; I'm handy, but I'm not a tech. Also, I love the Website Mgmt area
Quality v Price.
Multiple user access.