Of all the website builders we tested, Squarespace is one of the easiest to use.
We loved that the platform offered such well-designed, free templates. It makes it easy for anyone to build beautiful online stores, menus, contact pages, and more—no custom coding required. That’s a huge perk when you’re a small-business owner looking to get back to the day-to-day of running your company as quickly as possible.
When we were testing Squarespace, it felt a bit like dating a good-looking doctor or lawyer—and we figured no website building platform could be easy to use, be beautifully designed, and offer full functionality where it counts. But we were delightfully surprised to find that, actually, Squarespace was the full package.
That’s not to say, of course, that everything about Squarespace was hearts and roses. Even though the drag-and-drop interface was fairly easy to use, there was a bit of a learning curve. It took us a while, for instance, to realize that unless you use the platform’s pre-built content blocks, your site won’t be optimized for customers on mobile devices.
It also took us a while to figure out how to take advantage of Squarespace’s full range of customization options, which is understandable when you consider most customization features are on a completely separate sidebar menu from the main editor.
Still, our experience with Squarespace was positive enough that it outweighed the minor inconveniences and missteps we experienced during our build. And honestly, with how great our content looked after just a few hours (and how little the platform costs), we recommend at least considering Squarespace before trying any other website builder—regardless of whether you run a mommy blog, own a taco stand, or just want to sell vacuum parts online.
It wouldn’t be a proper Squarespace review if we didn’t tell you how the platform measures up to other website builders. So here we go.