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    Anyone Using Squarespace?

    Has anyone used Squarespace to build websites? I'm considering using this to build my first site...I know that Wordpress has a ton of themes out there, but it seems complicated? Everything about building a site seems integrated with Squarespace....?

  2. I have not used SquareSpace. They are not as common as some of the other options. Possibly this is because they only offer a hosted option, which limits what you can do with your SquareSpace site.

    I looked for user complaints about SquareSpace and found only a few mildly retarded people complaining just to hear themselves whine. That's pretty amazing. On the Internet, people will complain if you give them free beer and satellite TV.

    SquareSpace does claim to have good migration tools for when you're ready to leave SquareSpace. Heck, this could be a good way to get started!
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    I think it should be good, just visit and give it a quick look. However $8,-/mo fee I believe is a lil bit too much, I mean, currently I'm paying $7,-/mo for my hosting with unlimited space and bandwidth, 1000 mysql databases, fantastico, simplescript and a bunch other features.

    a while ago I used blinkweb.com (it's a free service) to start a few trial and error projects, and I am pretty satisfied with its service and features.

    You can check it out here: BlinkWeb - Free Internet Marketing Website or Blog!

    If you like it, being generous and wouldn't mind to sign-up through my aff link , then here it is www.blinkweb.com - with affiliate link, otherwise just sign up from the mainpage url provided above

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    Squarespace looks very professional judging from their video tour.

    I am just wondering how much you will learn as a webmaster from a system like this. It seems to be an excellent CMS for people with no time/skills or the desire to learn a bit more about developing (no offence). But still could be a good 'very first step' CMS if you have development ambitions.

    Wordpress isn't all that difficult to use especially with some help from their own support or that of Netbuilders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budhi1976 View Post
    $8,-/mo fee I believe is a lil bit too much, I mean, currently I'm paying $7,-/mo for my hosting with unlimited space and bandwidth, 1000 mysql databases, fantastico, simplescript and a bunch other features.

    a while ago I used blinkweb.com (it's a free service) to start a few trial and error projects, and I am pretty satisfied with its service and features.

    You can check it out here: BlinkWeb - Free Internet Marketing Website or Blog!

    If you like it, being generous and wouldn't mind to sign-up through my aff link , then here it is www.blinkweb.com - with affiliate link, otherwise just sign up from the mainpage url provided above
    I thought that seemed high for the bandwidth...I will certainly check out BlinkWeb - thanks!

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    I have tried SquareSpace and am a professional web developer and designer. Although $8 a month may seem like a lot, SS does deliver way more than plain old hosting. They have beautifully designed templates and a very easy to understand interface for updating your pages. However, if you want to expand certain functions of your site you will have to pay for their more robust hosting packages which go from $14/mo and on up to $50. If you're a business owner, this can be reasonable, but if you are running a small blog you could stick with the smallest monthly rate. However, it is my experience that although their interface for updating & creating pages is fantastic, it does drag a bit on load time. With Wordpress, one can find plugins here and there to do what SS has already set up for you (depending on what pkg you pay for monthly). At some point, I think it becomes a matter of how much your time is worth. If you are web savvy, then Wordpress isn't that big of a deal to bend into a website, even though it is traditionally a blogging tool. SS is much more of a CMS, with more robust features and if you are not web savvy, it can save you a lot of time trying to figure things out. However, one down side of SS is that although you are paying a monthly fee, there is no phone support and I found emailing in a question to be rather disappointing. I used to recommend SS at speaking events and conventions, however no longer do so because of that.

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