Webs vs Squarespace Comparison Chart

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Daniel DeLuca

Another free webdevelopment software

2018-07-11

another free web building platform.

Pros

A free web development platform that allows users to construct their very own websites, without having to hire a professional web developer.

Cons

User access is very limited. You have to choose from a variety of pre-created themes and templates in order to build your website.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 51-200 employees)

Websites made relatively easy

2019-02-19

Pros

I enjoyed using Squarespace for its web-design functionality!

Cons

Compared to other web-design software, Squarespace could seem a bit difficult to master and may require the assistance of an experienced web designer.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 11-50 employees)

A great choice for building a small to medium website

2018-11-25

Pros

Very easy to use, beautiful templates and images you can get for your site.

Cons

It's a great web building tool.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Costanzo

Brilliant Websites Within Reach!

2018-12-22

Pros

Beautiful design templates help kick-start your web page with minimal previous web developing experience required.

Cons

While the templates are generally spectacular, customization can be difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Kwong

Made our website in next to no time

2017-01-05

I am not a web designer, nor am I artistic, but after some clicks, we had a professional web page up and running live.

Pros

Ease of use.

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Briscoe

Squarespace; Make pretty sites for your pretty mind

2018-12-12

I started to use Squarespace on a trial period to see if the service would be useful for my business. I've used several website builders over the years and Squarespace is definitely functional, beautiful and does the job for clean website building. I don't find that it stands out significantly from any other website builders, but their marketing and templates really draw you in. I was able to create an awesome functional website and I have no complaints.

Pros

Simple, beautiful templates. Great web building service for beginner - intermediate web designers.

Cons

Lacks some features - can't have it all! Trial not long enough.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashley Nathan

Trendy Design Templates and Great Customer Service

2018-07-05

Creative and Trendy Web Templates plus Excellent Customer Support

Pros

The design templates are very current and you can tell they put a ton of effort and creativity into each template. They follow user experience guidelines and the templates are beautiful. Excellent customer support. I loved the online customer support chat feature which was really helpful when you had an issue or question! Keep up the great work support!

Cons

Some templates I find a little too trendy! Nothing wrong with having a trendy site but some clients don't have the budget to refresh a site every year. Not as many templates as some other diy website builders.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 11-50 employees)

Gives you control, but could be easier to use and faster

2018-09-06

Overall it's helped make publishing to the web easier.

Pros

Squarespace has made it a lot easier to launch and edit websites.

Cons

That said, it's still a bit slow, doesn't allow enough control, and a bit confusing.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

I hat e to admit it's a good solutoin

2018-09-25

I drug my feet and gnashed my teeth for a long time about Squarespace and as a developer I'd still rather build a site using Wordpress or Drupal, but Squarespace is undeniably and solid and very good solution for individuals and small businesses looking to build a great looking brochure website.

Pros

No need for developers or web designers.

Cons

It kind of makes web developers obsolete for brochure type sites

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 11-50 employees)

So easy and so simple

2018-10-30

Pros

Squarespace is a great tool to build simple to complex websites with tons of templates, designs, and features. Great customer service as well.

Cons

The lack of in-depth, specific coding and web design features.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Aleksy

Websites for the Non Web-Developers

2019-02-25

Squarespace is my go-to for basic web builds! It really is reasonably "idiot proof," without looking overly simplistic/sub-par.

Pros

-Extremely intuitive web-build interface -Efficient drag and drop features for web elements -Very useful integrations with social, email, ticketing, etc. platforms

Cons

-Smaller range of templates for non-retail channels -Limited customization options within in some templates -Somewhat complicated functionality within CSS + HTML editing

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Neal Wagner

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Squarespace is a Great Small Business Hosting Solution

2017-02-03

I used Squarespace to set up a small eCommerce business at the end of last year. I purchased a domain and monthly hosting and eCommerce support from them. I've previously used other services but found Squarespace to be far superior. I got my site up and running in no time and was able to quickly integrate it with a number of other services such as Stripe, Google Suite, etc. Would recommend this to anyone looking to dip their toes in the water for starting your own site. It looks as if they have solutions for a number of needs.

Pros

- Easy setup - Integration with domain name - Support for a number of external partners - Analytics mobile app provides info on the go

Cons

- Slightly more expensive than competitors - Web development tools are not always intuitive

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

I would definitely look to make sure that Squarespace will suit your business needs. For example, it doesn't integrate with ALL partners, so map out what exactly you will need to make your site successful.

Source: GetApp
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Peter Graham

The Websites for Small Business

2019-02-14

Pros

I have used other web based website builders in the past.

Cons

Having used other web based software to design my website, I do not have much to say bad about Squarespace other then maybe they can expand the template library available on the web builder.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Breslin

Best for beginners

2017-08-31

We get a well designed, user friendly web interface for our organization.

Pros

I love that you do not need any web editing training to use Squarespace.

Cons

While this is great for beginners, it doesn't have many advanced features. For instance, it has a calendar, but there's no way to set recurring events. From the outside it looks great and is easy to use but once you want to customize things, it becomes very difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Lets you create a website that looks great

2018-05-16

easy to use and creates great web pages but still costs money.

Pros

I like that the website allows you to create a website / webpage that looks like it was made by professionals without having to hire someone to do it.

Cons

You still need to pay for the service although there are a lot of other sources that allows creation of websites for free.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe Kujawa

Great graphics

2017-02-13

We developed our web site using squarespace.

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Nicholas Sutter

Great for Beginners

2018-09-11

Great for basic websites and beginners - doesn't offer much to those looking for depth.

Pros

Provides a good framework for people new to web design by bringing many important aspects together.

Cons

Can be a bit rigid, not as flexible as other web platforms like WordPress.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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bianca cardaci

Great for the Neophyte

2018-10-12

If you're building your own site or are a new web designer, this is a great learning platform!

Pros

This is an extremely approachable web platform.

Cons

I think there are fewer customization capabilities in this platform in comparison to others. Plug ins and ecom capabitilies are also lacking.

Rating breakdown

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Features
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Crotty

Great Service That Needs More Knowledgable Support Staff

2018-04-04

I consider Squarespace the best for web sites for small business.

Pros

Squarespace makes it easy, fast, and affordable to create a professional, mobile friendly web site. I used to run the old platform, Squarespace 5.

Cons

There are some issues with support. First, it's not always as responsive as claimed. Second, the support staff need more training. There were a few times when I figured out or guessed a problem before the rep did.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Food & Beverages company, 1-10 employees)

squarespace

2019-02-02

Once I started using the application, it became easier to make our web page.

Pros

Ease of navigation throughout the application.

Cons

Using the installed templates make it a bit difficult.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Schuller

Great to Build your first Website

2018-12-04

Great tool to set up your website if you have no idea about web design.

Pros

Squarespace is great if you have no idea about websites to get one up and running super fast. Their templates look great and are very easy to setup and configure.

Cons

Given how easy it is to set up, once you want more individualisation you are stuck pretty soon. That is the reason why I switched over two Wordpress after about a year. Also SEO was not that great from my experience, although this could have been me since I was a beginner.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Greiner

Use Square Space to manage our companies website

2017-08-15

Ease of updating our company website as an employee with no HTML/Web Design skills.

Pros

I like that it has been really easy for me to jump into Square Space and make changes to a page if necessary. I am not the primary designer that set up the sight, but it is much easier than old solutions of using software like Dreamweaver and FTP software to save HTML pages and upload changes.

Cons

I still don't feel like I totally understand how to build a site from scratch if necessary. The software is powerful, but a bit too complex for me to create something from nothing. Thankfully, other employees are responsible for creating the design of the pages themselves

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Overfield

Great CMS for those starting up a business/with little technical knowledge

2019-04-16

Would definitely recommend for those who don't have the funds to hire a web developer.

Pros

- Super easy to setup with lots of templates to choose from. - Intuitive dashboard in the backend that makes it easy to edit/add content. - Ability to SEO-optimise the website is some respect - i.e. title tags/meta descriptions. - Squarespace's troubleshooting articles are fantastic and really easy to understand (great if you don't know how to edit certain aspects of the site).

Cons

- As mentioned above, SEO options are present but often require workarounds. - You can't preview a page without it being made public!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Creative, powerful, simple, valuable

2018-07-26

I was able to create a personal website with little web design experience.

Pros

I like that I was able to create a website for myself with no prior web design experience.

Cons

I did not have that much web design experience so there was a learning curve.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc Buwalda

GREAT option for website creation

2019-01-17

Excellent. Will use again. Very proud of the site we created and thankful that it was an extremely​ affordable solution.

Pros

I'm not a web designer, but even I was able to create an attractive​, clean, and clean web page.

Cons

There is a SMALL learning curve, but nothing that can't be overcome by reading the guidelines on the site and/or reaching out to customer service.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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