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Squarespace

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A fully hosted, completely managed environment for creating and maintaining a website, blog or portfolio.

Squarespace is a fully hosted service for bloggers and websited designers. It's easy, integrated, drag-and-drop, customizable.  Great online manuals, lightning-quick customer support, and a lively users' forum provide all the help a novice … see full wiki

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1 review about Squarespace

A great site for bloggers and web designers

  • Aug 22, 2009
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+5
In an age when twelve-year-olds can design their own websites, what are the options for adults trying to learn this stuff from scratch? My friend, author Betty Dravis, needed a new website and we didn't have a twelve-year-old handy to build one; so we took advantage of Squarespace.com's free trial and found to our amazement that we really could do it ourselves.

It was probably a rough month for Squarespace customer support, but they were far too professional to laugh at our early questions. Soon we progressed to using the online manual, and just last month I discovered the users'  forum. All the help anyone could need!  We purchased a domain name from Nettica, another easy-to-use service, and linked it to the Squarespace site. We've got our heads around HTML and one of these days may even understand how to use CSS.

The great thing about Squarespace is that you really can build a nice looking set of pages from the basic templates, using drag-and-drop. I's a slippery slope, though, because once you start, you want to make your ideas come to life so there's every motivation to learn more--and Squarespace makes that easy.

If you want a simple blogging site, Squarespace may be more fully featured than you need. But to blog AND showcase your writing or gallery or business, this service rocks. 

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January 20, 2010
Linda, My name is Aaron and I am part of the team at Preation in Durham, North Carolina. We have built a new website content management and marketing system for small businesses called Eden. Eden allows anyone to update their website and optimize it for the search engines on their own. We believe that this solution is very important to small businesses because most of them cannot afford search engine optimization services from traditional consultants. I visited lunch.com and found your review of Squarespace today. I would like to request that you write a review about Eden as well. I think that you would be interested in Eden's unique do-it-yourself search engine optimization features as well as the large number of easy website management features including: free professionally designed templates, real on-page editing, drag-and-drop page tree, photo galleries, forms, testimonials, slideshows, video, multi-tier navigation, calendars, and event registration. Full details about Eden's features are available in the product tour on our website (http://www.preation.com/content/build/4756). Eden is offered with no setup fees and it starts at just $10/month. A 15 day free trial is available at http://www.preation.com/freetrial/. Thanks for considering my request and I appreciate your time. Best regards, Aaron
 
August 22, 2009
Great review! I've never heard of this before, but it sounds like it would definitely come in handy. I've used Yahoo Site Solution in the past to build a basic website for my business. It definitely has its limitations, but does the job. It's nice to have the option to build your own, rather than paying a ton for a web designer!
 
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