Squarespace For Dummies
By Kris Black
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: March 2012
Pages: 224

Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace. This guide makes it easy!

Want to build your own website? You could go learn HTML, CSS, and Java, hire an expensive designer, and spend hours putting it all together. Or you could use Squarespace. This handy guide helps you use Squarespace's drag-and-drop modules to create attractive websites with blogs, image galleries, social media, analytics, and lots more.

  • Lay the foundation — set up your account, plan your website, understand Squarespace editing modes, and choose a website template

  • Get squared away — use Squarespace templates to design your site, select colors and fonts, and tweak your design with CSS

  • Content is king — add pages and content, include links, and configure Squarespace Social Widgets for Flickr, Twitter & RSS

  • A picture is worth a thousand? — add visual interest by integrating images, videos, and audio files into your website

  • You're the boss — set up member accounts, permissions, and IP filters, and manage posts and comments

  • Herding the chickens — control file and data storage, and monitor traffic, subscribers, and other activity

  • Build it better — plan your website's architecture, add search and indexing, and improve security on your site

  • Final touches — customize your design with type and styling, and add common pages such as Journals, Galleries, and Forms

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to maximize your website and the visitor experience

  • Tips for adding new widgets from third parties

  • Typographic and Web page design ideas

  • How to track visitors and page ranking

  • Security and troubleshooting advice

  • Techniques for adding pages and sections

  • Options for filtering blog and Journal posts

  • Ten ways to make money using Squarespace

Learn to:

  • Build a dynamic blog or website quickly and easily

  • Choose the right page module for your purpose

  • Incorporate a photo gallery, discussion forum, or Twitter feed

  • Manage your website from your iPhone

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