If you want to swiftly create a website in the creative sector, Squarespace is a website builder’s dream. Why? because it has the widest selection of creative tools available. In fact, it receives 4.7 out of 5 in design functionality, the greatest rating of any builder we’ve examined. The best part is that Squarespace has recently improved its UX (User Experience), making it accessible to everyone!
We’re going to walk you through using Squarespace in this lesson, with lots of screenshots and videos to help you along the way.
Start Now (Fee-Free!)
This is your first step if you haven’t already registered for Squarespace. You can start developing right now with Squarespace’s 14-day free trial, so don’t worry about paying anything just yet.
All you have to do is visit squarespace.com to sign up and begin your 14-day free trial. To proceed to the next stage, simply click the “Get Started” button without entering any information at this time. Simple.
Select a Template
The template you choose will serve as the basis for the design of your website, so it’s worthwhile to preview a couple to discover the one that seems the most “you.”
Here’s some advice: Squarespace has several attractive designs. Having a design score of 4.7 out of 5, it is the best we’ve ever tested. Since you have so many options, it can be difficult to choose just one template. As a result, it’s simple to become discouraged and give up.
But avoid doing that! Here are our top recommendations for choosing a template:
- Stay within your industry; this will help you focus your search and ensure that you are adhering to best practices.
- By clicking the heart, you can “like” your favorite templates, which will be saved under the “My Favorites” section for you to revisit later on.
- Just choose one! – Don’t be too fixated on your choice at this point; you can modify your template however you desire.
Establish a Login
You must now register with an email address or sign in using your Google account. You are only beginning your 14-day free trial by making an account, so don’t worry, you still don’t need to pay anything, and Squarespace won’t ask for any payment details:
After that, Squarespace will quickly walk you through editing your site on a few slides. These can be skipped over with ease because you already have (likely) the best online instruction at your disposal.
Before you started painting the walls in a house that required a lot of work, you would make sure the main things, such as bathrooms, kitchens, etc., were in place.
Here, the same holds true. Focus on the structure of your website instead of getting lost into design just yet. Squarespace makes this really simple; with a 4 out of 5 for Ease of Use, you can be assured that you’re in good hands!
It’s time to edit the content of the appropriate pages once you have them set up to reflect your brand. This entails swapping out the placeholder copy, moving sections around, and adding new ones.