So recently we used Squarespace to build a new website for Harmony Practice a psychotherapy practice in Brighton.
The owner Georgina wanted to be able to update the site herself in order to post blog posts or update events such as her regular mindfulness sessions. Georgina had been recommended Squarespace by a friend and wondered if we could help her get set up. We usually recommend WordPress as an easy to master tool with loads of customisable options. However, in this instance, Georgina really didn’t want to have to get technical and as she was keen on Squarespace I thought it would be worth investigating.
So how was it? Well overall I was really impressed, there were lots of beautiful templates and the price was very competitive. All the integration of forms and hosting is taken care of for a very reasonable annual fee. It was easy to customise with a new logo that we designed and choose great imagery and fonts to bring the calm serene feel the client was after.
It was easy to set up forms and events and the site tools were easy to understand and use.
The only gripe I had with it was that some of the WISYWIG drag and drop options were not as flexible or obvious as I’d have liked. I didn’t really get on with the inbuilt Getty image library – great images and easy to use within a theme, bit it seemed very fiddly to shortlist the images for the client – we ended up using images from a different library. That said it was still easy enough to use and get a great looking site. Though for some reason it kept crashing on Safari on my most recent Macbook Pro.