Squarespace Website Examples
It’s always a treat to visit Squarespace’s Customers page. It’s a great destination both for those lacking inspiration, and those believing it’s impossible to build a stunning website with a website builder.
As for me, Squarespace distinctly debunks all possible misconceptions associated with the popular website builders by showcasing their great Squarespace website examples. They’re proud of their customers, and happily share their accomplishments with the world.
Squarespace have a knack for making stylish, high quality and absolutely unobtrusive self-promotion campaigns :). In their website examples gallery they display logos of their most famous customers with the links to their websites. They showcase both nationally recognized brands and tiny, local businesses.
Example 1: Hodinkee – Squarespace Store
Hodinkee.com is one of the Squarespace-powered websites. And it’s no accident that it’s featured on their Customers page. It’s a stunning, robust website offering a great user experience – I enjoyed navigating through it. Hodinkee is a web store that is accompanied by the professional, in-depth reviews and related articles.
I’ve checked their online shop, and I must say, that it works so smooth, it’s almost impossible to resist purchasing a watch through their website. There are lots of brands to choose from. Plus, there are so many different articles, related to the watch industry, so it’s really hard to leave the page.
Example 2: Bandsintown – Squarespace Website
Are you fond of music? Or maybe you’re an insane fan of some artist or a band and you desperately want to get to the concert?! Corp.bandsintown.com is just what you need! The website is a good example of a promotion webpage with lots of well-structured information.
The good thing is that the menu bar is pinned to the top part of the page, it makes navigating such long pages like this one easier. The general style of the website is really catching the eye with all the charts, photos, and images of world-famous companies like Ebay, Google, Nissan and Dr. Martens.
Example 3: Luke’s Lobster – Squarespace Website
If you’ve ever tasted a lobster in your life, you’ll be very fond of this website, powered by Squarespace. If you know nothing about lobsters, trust me, you’ll be searching for the nearest restaurant after you visit these pages.
I don’t know if there’s any contest for the best lobster website, but lukeslobster.com is an ultimate winner. It’s just awesome! Lots of useful information, but not too much. The design is pretty amazing, it’s not that often you’re surfing through the website just to know how the next page looks. What I like the most is the photos of the personnel – they are not just ordinary staged photos, the pictures are full of life and joy, featuring a short bio story each. Take a look and see it for yourself.
Example 4: Mario Hugo – Squarespace Portfolio
Mario Hugo is a New York based artist and mariohugo.com is some sort of his web gallery. At least it seems that way.
I’m not that good at arts, but I definitely can tell if the website is great or not. This one is far from being the best example”. The design is neat and laconic, totally focused around the pictures, which is a good thing. But viewing them is a quite tricky thing – instead of opening in a lightbox window, each picture opens in a new tab. So, you need to either view them one by one, or, if you want to view only some of the pictures – get back to the home page after each one. As I’ve said, not the best usability example.
Example 4: A+ – Squarespace Website
Aplusi.com stands for the Architecture plus Information. These guys are all professionals in the field and so is their website. They are also the better-show-than-tell kind of people, and their website is one huge portfolio. I really enjoyed the full-sized high-quality pictures of their projects represented on the website.
However, you will hardly find much text here, and it is often as important as imagery. Even the contact information isn’t easily reachable, being hidden in the middle of the Profile page. Well, perhaps they have so many customers, they don’t need more.
Squarespace is one of the best-known website builders available. It can help you to create a website with a pretty good design. Whether your website is related to design, art, photography, or you are running a personal blog, you will find what you are looking for.
But I should warn that it’s not the easiest or most friendly website builder, so you’d better have some experience. As you can see from the examples, you can create an outstanding website! But it’s only if you’re willing to spend some time doing it and if you know what exactly your website should look like.
It won’t be last to say that Squarespace is not suitable for larger websites which require a deep menu structure. And the page speed is also may be a problem for the search engine rankings