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Squarespace Courses

Creating your very own Squarespace website just become that much easier with our step-by-step video courses geared towards not only creating a well functioning site but an aesthetically appealing site that matches your brand. Below you will see a few options for courses such as added an online shop to your website or hiring us for one-on-one training, you may also be wondering why there are 2 choices for building your very own Squarespace site, either 7.0 or 7.1, we will elaborate more on the 2 platforms and compare the pro’s and con’s with each to help you make that decision in which is best for you and your business.

Here is an article from SS to compare platforms >

 

So What’s The Difference?

 
 

Chances are, if you have dabbled in building a site in Squarespace in the past, you were using platform 7.0. This platform offer choices of templates for you to choose from and selecting the right template determines the general setup of your site. If you selected a template that doesn’t feature something that say another template like Brine offers, you often need to change themes which isn’t the easiest to do yet can certainly be done.

7.0 offers some amazing templates to choose from in addition to all of the standard features we are used to such as adding products, blogs, newsletters etc. The Style Editor is in our opinion, a bit easier to use than in 7.1. Options for editing are where you would expect them to be and you can easily take the same template and through customizations built right into the Style Editor, can make website look completely different from each other.

Summary: In our opinion, the templates in 7.0 are easier to edit and use in general. If you are looking for a “good ol’ standard”, the themes offered in 7.0 should be your choice. There are more resources in terms of help online dedicated to 7.0 and it has been around for years. Also note, at some point however, 7.0 templates may not be an option to use though we have been told this is years away yet something to keep in mind as you cannot migrate an existing site from 7.0 to 7.1. We do have a course showing you steps to move content over but it is not an easy switch and has to be done manually.

Our template recommendation is Brine in 7.0. It is their newest template and truly offers the most robust editing options.

 
 

Released just this year, 7.1 is the new kid in town. We were fortunate to be included in a beta program launched by Squarespace to introduce 7.1 to Squarespace Specialists so that we could get our hands on the platform first as their test group. We love that in 7.1 you have one template as opposed to all the choices you had in 7.0. This makes things easier for updating and adding customizations as opposed to having to change themes like you had to do in 7.0. Our current site here is built in 7.1 and it has been a lot of fun creating our new look with their new option.

We do feel that 7.1 has some improvements to make in the future and we have been told by Squarespace that they are adding new features all the time which is great to hear. A few items we miss that were offered in 7.0 are parallaxing images or banners, you can’t edit your blog posts on a page and have to edit them in the small blogging window which is tough to get used to and lastly, there is no developer mode yet you can still add custom CSS and code injection with no problem at all.

We do find the Style Editor to be a bit difficult to learn. Where we would expect items to be for editing, they are simply not there and you have to go on a long voyage to find them. However, the on-page editing experience is really nice and it is really what made us switch from 7.0 to 7.1.

Summary: If you want to build your site in the newest platform, not having to worry about your theme becoming out of date, this is a great choice for you however, it is not as intuitive for editing and can frustrating at time. If you would like a site that is easy for you and your team to update, 7.0 may be a better choice. Because 7.1 is really just one template, when you view their choices you are really looking at a prebuilt layout which just like 7.0, can be customized.

Squarespace 7.0 Course
Squarespace 7.0 Course
150.00 200.00
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Squarespace 7.1 Course
Squarespace 7.1 Course
200.00
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Commerce Course
Commerce Course
75.00
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Making The Switch From 7.0 to 7.1
Making The Switch From 7.0 to 7.1
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One-On-One Training
One-On-One Training
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