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Squarespace Site Shack Training -11-05-2015

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This Squarespace training slideshow will provide basic introduction information for Squarespace.

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Squarespace Site Shack Training -11-05-2015

  1. 1. I N T R O D U C T I O N T O S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N W W W. S I T E-S H A C K .C O M
  2. 2. I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N U N D E R S TA N D B A S I C S Q U A R E S PA C E C O N C E P T S L O O K AT A S M A L L B U S I N E S S W E B S I T E W I T H B A S I C B L O G F U N C T I O N L O O K AT S O M E S Q U A R E S PA C E S P E C I A L F E AT U R E S In this class
  3. 3. Anthony Casalena Launched 2004 SaaS (Software as a Service) Offers a Developer API Has won lots of impressive awards Squarespace 7 is the current Squarespace iteration I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N www.webbyawards.com/winners/?search=true&keyword=squarespace&pagenumber=1&filter=all&sort=date
  4. 4. C M S I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N 1. Front end or theme/template 2. Administration area (requires login) 3. Database (holds the content - text, html etc.)
  5. 5. You host: WordPress.org Drupal.org Joomla.org They host: Squarespace.com WordPress.com Wix.com Weebly.com I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  6. 6. I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N 0 15 30 45 60 0.8 5 6.6 58.6 WordPress Joomla Drupal Squarespace 2015 CMS % Market Share http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all
  7. 7. Features I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N www.squarespace.com/feature-index You can build a basic, out-of-the-box Squarespace website or You can build a richly-featured, customized Squarespace website, utilizing custom formatting with CSS, code injection and manual HTML.
  8. 8. Templates I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N www.usingmyhead.com/squarespace-7-template-comparison-chart www.squarespace.com/templates A “template” is a collection of files that combines HTML, CSS formatting, javascript etc., PHP plus any proprietary code that provide (basically) your website’s visual interface and function. 
 With Squarespace, you can switch your template at any time. Starting with a template that's right for you will make designing your site easier, but if you decide a template doesn't meet your needs, you can preview a new template or switch completely without starting over. Squarespace currently offers 28 different templates.
  9. 9. I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  10. 10. Blog (vs Page) I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N answers.squarespace.com/questions/24707/blog-page-vs-page • A blog (“web log”) allows for a chronological listing of (categorized and/or tagged) blog posts • A commenting system that invites readers to participate in the communication and leave behind comments. • Blog posts can be presented and archived by author, date, category, tags and sub-categories. • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for posts and/or comments for feed-readers like Feedly, etc.
  11. 11. Page Types I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205814778-Adding-pages-to-your-navigation
  12. 12. Within (most) page types, you place a content block, depending on the type of content you want to add. Block Types I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543757-What-are-blocks-
  13. 13. Why? Every template is “responsive” Professional, visually strong templates Built-in analytics Google and TypeKit fonts Built-in image editing tool (Aviary) Social Media integration (share + link) Code injection + custom CSS Almost complete support for retina display Import content: WordPress, Tumblr, Squarespace 5, Blogger
 Import products: Etsy, Shopify, Big Cartel Export: WordPress Every annual account receives a free custom domain Very good documentation and support I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  14. 14. Why not? No built-in email No forums No membership section No backup, exactly I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  15. 15. NOTE: The following content items can't be restored: Once text on a page or blog post is saved, any deleted text can't be recovered. Content Blocks Once the page is saved, deleted Content Blocks can't be recovered. Gallery images, events, and album tracks These collection items will ask you to confirm the removal before the item is deleted.
 Once confirmed, these items can't be recovered. Pages, blog posts, and products deleted over 30 days ago. 
 After 30 days, these pages and collection items cannot be recovered. I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N Backups?
  16. 16. Special Features Announcements Bar Mobile Info Bar Create a logo - www.squarespace.com/logo/ SoundCloud collections Pinterest button for images Android apps (2) 4 IOS apps (iphone - ipad) - Blog, Metrics, Portfolio, Notes I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  17. 17. Developer “Application Programming Interface” (API) • Complete Control. Edit all the code that affects the display of your website, every line of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is under your control. • Git/SFTP. Every template is a Git repository. Version control comes standard. Connect to template files via Git or SFTP. • Developer Tools. LESS Preprocessing, JSON Templating, Script Comboing, Retina- ready Responsive Image Handling, and more. • Free. Developer accounts never expire while in development. Take as much time as you need before launching your site, and pay nothing until you do. Then pay as little as $16/mo. when you go live. developers.squarespace.com I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  18. 18. Blog Information 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E Ecommerce Information www.squarespace.com/feature-index
  19. 19. Resources support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us answers.squarespace.com Squarespace Answers is a peer-to-peer forum dedicated to answering questions about the Squarespace Platform. www.squarefront.com (potentially huge resource) www.squareflair.com (consultants) www.squeakworks.com (consultants) www.sqsp.guru/products www.lynda.com I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/categories/200204575 Training videos: blog.squarespace.com workshops.squarespace.com
  20. 20. Built-in Social Media in Squarespace I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N Follow Login > Left Menu > Settings > Connected Accounts Login > Left Menu > Settings > Connected Accounts When you configure Share buttons, visitors can share your blog content, products, and albums to their social profiles in one click. The share buttons display differently depending on your template. Share / Recommend
  21. 21. Image editors Aviary (Squarespace built-in image editor) Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) / Expensive Photoshop Elements / $100 Gimp / Free Pixelmator (mac only) IOS and MAC versions / $30 http://avocode.com (subscription) I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N
  22. 22. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205814568-Increasing-your-site-s-visibility-to-search-engines Google Search Console: moz.com organic vs paid Back links Key elements (page titles, page headers, other key elements) Valuable, fresh content (think: blog) www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ moz.com/blog/seo-cheat-sheet moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo Stuff Google pays attention to
  23. 23. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N Website and CSS Training The term “CSS” refers to 1 or more text files using the extension .css that contain a list of formatting attributes that may be assigned to all parts of a web page’s HTML tags. For example: a paragraph of text in HTML is surrounded by an opening and closing paragraph tag: www.lynda.com http://www.w3schools.com/css/tryit.asp?filename=trycss_default p { color: #red; font-family: "Times New Roman", Georgia, Serif; font-size: 12px; } <p>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.</p>
  24. 24. There are a few ways to access the login for your account: 1. You can go directly to your login page with this link:
 http://youraccount.squarespace.com/config 2. You can press the ESC key on the top left of your keyboard while anywhere on your site and a login prompt will present itself. 3. You can login at the Squarespace home page:    
 http://www.squarespace.com www.squarespace.com Login I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S Q U A R E S PA C E 1 1 .0 5 . 1 5 S I T E S H A C K W E B D E S I G N

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