By: Leo Acero | Website Specialist at Firefly Strategies Global
If you’re using your Squarespace site to sell—pretty much anything, you should be using their mobile app. It’s basically like having a super-powered website editor right in your pocket. Even better: this app makes it ridiculously easy to update your website, anytime, anywhere!
In my opinion, Squarespace’s Commerce app is one of web design’s most underused resources. When I’m designing a website for Firefly Strategies, this app makes it so easy to make quick edits when I’m not at my home office.
So, how else can we make website building easier? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you out!
PICK YOUR TEMPLATE WISELY
You can save yourself a lot of time if you pick a premade template right from the start. If there's a Squarespace template that has a lot of the styles that you really like—such as different font types, varied button styles, banner overlays, etc.—choose your favorite one to use as a base; you'll do less work in the Style Editor later.
WRITE YOUR COPY FIRST
Another thing I love to do to make my website design process super quick is to prep all my copy before I even start designing. I do this for my own websites as well as websites I create for my clients.
I keep all the text for my website (headings, body text, button text, and calls to action) in a Google Doc, then I just copy and paste the text from the Doc into my Squarespace site. Easy!
USE THE DUPLICATE FEATURE
Squarespace recently rolled out the duplicate feature for album page tracks, blog posts, cover pages, events, gallery page images and videos, and products and regular pages. This tool makes creating uniform layouts SO MUCH EASIER! Trust me, it’s a game changer.
The hardest part of web design is getting started. I've heard of people spending months or even years--yes, years--just deciding which platform and template to use. Trust me, trust your instincts, and try my tricks. You won’t regret it!
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