There are tons of ways to design a website now. Nowadays, no special training is required. With the influx of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) site design creators, having a website can take as little as 30 minutes start to finish to create. This is a great start for small businesses with small budgets.
However, for businesses who are wanting a more creative and unique website, the best bet is to hire a designer. Designers use some of the same platforms as the normal end-user, but with more knowledge of the backend of a website. Here, at ID Houston, we primarily use Squarespace.
Squarespace is a design-driven, user-friendly and performance-focused solution that most businesses are looking for. We’ve compiled a list of 9 Reasons why we believe Squarespace is the best option for your business.
Squarespace was designed with the do-it-yourself user in mind, making it easy for you to maintain, update, and monitor your website on your own. Building pages is a matter of dragging and dropping blocks in a page editor, and back-end tasks are a snap with clearly labeled menus and panels. You can use our suite of mobile apps to track their site performance in real time, long after the project is complete.
Beautiful Design that Performs
Squarespace templates are beautifully and thoughtfully designed to incorporate cutting-edge UI/UX best practices, which means your website will have the best of the best in “form and function” baked right in.
Peace of Mind
Squarespace is a self-contained platform that works seamlessly and is fully managed from top to bottom. This means there’s never any need to update software, plugins, or widgets; patch security vulnerabilities; or worry that changing one component might break something else. It also means there’s rarely any need to investigate or pay for third-party apps or plugins since most functionality is native to Squarespace.
Mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of all website traffic. With that in mind, it’s critical that websites perform across any device and screen size. Every Squarespace template includes a unique mobile experience that matches the overall style of the website, so content will look great on every device, every time.
Built in Search Engine Optimization
Every Squarespace website is equipped with all the elements needed for a strong SEO strategy. Site descriptions, page titles, custom URLs, search friendly formatting, and other key elements are all easily managed. Each site also generates a sitemap automatically that helps Google crawl, understand, and rank a website. Read more about understanding and execution of SEO here.
Squarespace offers free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates for all Squarespace Domains and third-party domains connected and pointing to a Squarespace site. With SSL enabled, your website visitors will enjoy a secure connection on every page.
24/7 Award Winning Support
The Customer Care team at Squarespace is available seven days a week, 24-hours a day, and has won several awards for outstanding customer support.
Years in the Making
Squarespace launched in 2003 and has grown steadily since, gaining over a million customers over the years. It is a well-funded and well-regarded company. You don’t have to worry that Squarespace might be a flash in the pan.
Room to Grow
Squarespace scales. Squarespace was designed for everyone from bloggers to musicians to online retailers, so you can be confident that it is robust and flexible enough to grow with your growing business.
When you choose ID Houston for web design, we guarantee you are getting the best solution in web design platforms.
Integrated Designs of Houston is a member of Squarespace Circle, elite group of Squarespace designers.