Everything that comes out from this team seems to be absolute class.
I can't even.
Not sure if anyone from squarespace is keeping an eye on these comments but this is pretty broken in firefox. (32.0.3 on OSX). http://cl.ly/image/1s113D2A1P2h
Seemed weird in Chrome too. Works/looks best in Safari for me. Never used Squarespace before but will probably try it when this comes out!
This is beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine how much work and effort the product strategy, product design and marketing execution that went into this. Great job.
I'm in love.
/mobileapps is really clever.
Super polished and cohesive. Very impressive.
Here's a deconstruction of how the latest Squarespace Seven landing pages were created.
Squarespace has consistently been putting out amazing work. Love following them and every so often stumbling onto their site and seeing something new. Bravo.
Beautiful. Absolutely classy. Very impressive.
Are they using images for their text? Looks so blurry.
Real world interactions/UI comparisons...pretty cool.
Awesomeness. Love the design!
This is amazing!
I love squarespace and I often direct people who don't have a budget for my services there.
This looks incredible. What an effort from the team at Squarespace. Congralations!
Are there freelancers / agencies out there making money from setting up Squarespace sites for customers?
FROM $250/hour! TO SET UP A SQUARESPACE???
I believe you're paying them for other services such as copy writing, asset creation, branding, marketing etc. Squarespace is just the platform they deliver on. At least this is what I gather from the site.
Sure why not? Just think of Squarespace as a competitor Wordpress in that regard. You can do a lot of custom stuff with Squarespace (though I'd imagine most don't). I've worked on entire sites at a previous agency that you'd never know ran on Squarespace.
PS - I get that WP and SQSP are crazy different, but for the sake of being a platform to deploy a website, there are people that use them in a similar fashion to make money.
I am. It's pretty f***ing hilarious how these videos make it seem like their service is super easy to use even by your average Joe.
The truth is that clients have problems setting up the whole package correctly. You still need a basic level of technical "Internetsy" knowledge to make it work.
It's probably not their (SquareSpace) fault. It's actually the clients. But if the clients knew "all about the Internetsy knowledge" then I'll be out of a job. :)
Interesting. What is hard for them: adding pages and content? I'm not sure what you meant about "setting up the whole package".
- Most people don't want to use their basic templates. Modifying them via custom CSS.
- Setting up Google Analytics to get more traffic and usage details (custom metrics).
- Most clients ask me to set up contact forms for them. This seems to be difficult for them, even if I absolutely love the form builder and consider it a child-level tool.
- Content organization. I usually act as a filter for dumb page layouts (large (and I mean laaaaaarge) boooooring text descriptions on the top half of the page instead of some small catch phrase and images of their product)
- Setting up proper URL redirects
- Cleaning up pages where 10 Google Web Fonts have been used and explaining this slows down the page speed.
Stuff like that. Easy for me. Common mistakes for them.
PS: Half of the time people that hire me are people that already have one or two SS sites and they already know it's pretty easy to use, but it takes a lot of time as well. The other half is by people that don't know SS has a help section or they hit one or two problems and get discouraged. Basically it's not SquareSpace's fault. I considered them way above everyone else.