Squarespace, “It’s just so easy.”

What are you going to do with all that extra developer money?

“When I log into WordPress, it’s just overwhelming.”

Squarespace is just so easy.

Squarespace is just so easy.

A design partner of mine showed me the site he built, himself, with Squarespace. I didn’t need to ask him why he didn’t ask me for his help.

He didn’t need it.

“Squarespace is just easier to use than WordPress.”

We talked about using Sqaurespace for our next client. But at one point during the discussion, I had to ask him the killer question:

“But if it’s so easy, why do you need any kind of a developer any longer?”

Now I don't even need a developer.

Now I don’t even need a developer.

Yeah, the answer is brutal for developers: he doesn’t need a developer.

I hear what you’re saying:

  1. But you can’t do ABC!
  2. What about if you wanted to do XYZ!?
  3. Good luck trying to get DEF done!

Sure, for a complex site, WordPress can do it all. But for a simpler site that just needs to get across a message or sell an online product, you can do worse than Squarespace.

Need some help getting your Squarespace site up? You might want to try the Squarespace pros over at Make a Tiny Website.


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  1. Teresa Rosche Ott March 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Bradley, I wouldn’t worry too much. Some of us nerdy types think Squarespace is easy, but I ‘ve heard plenty of others say the opposite. Some of those people share your design partner’s feelings about WordPress (BTW, I once thought WordPress would put me out of business).

    One new client came to me after trying to set up a site in Squarespace on his own. He said, “I feel so dumb – I just couldn’t figure it out.” Man has owned & managed a successful independent restaurant for over 10 years. Not dumb.

    A developer friend – who can code circles around me – said Squarespace did not make sense to her and that she was thinking about outsourcing future Squarespace projects.

    But it is simple enough on many levels, as you’ve seen, and works well even for less nerdy types if they have someone to guide them through the maze of features, templates, blocks, etc. Wish I knew someone… ;-)

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