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
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.