Squarespace Website Builder Review
Brilliant, beautiful, but not the very best
Squarespace is a great website builder with some genuinely impressive templates to get you started with building a fantastic-looking website. A few small flaws prevent it from being the best website builder around, but it’s still a strong choice. Like most other website builders, Squarespace starts you off with a website template that you can customize using a simple drag-and-drop editing system. What sets Squarespace apart from its rivals, though, is the quality of its website templates - while there are only 91, they are all beautifully designed and mobile-responsive. Squarespace works brilliantly whether you’re looking for a website to run a blog, create a portfolio or an online business thanks to the flexibility of its templates and the wide range of features you can add to them.
- Gorgeous templates
- Adding custom code is easy
- Good built-in ecommerce system
- 14-day free trial, but no free plan
- Can feel intimidating initially
- Lack of apps
In this review:
Let's see how Squarespace compares to the other website builders we've tested:
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|Verdict||Comfortably the best website builder we've tested, and brilliantly simple, even for beginners||Another great website builder that's also very approachable for first-timers||Stands out with its attractive templates, though not quite as well-rated as Wix||A great system for producing an e-commerce website||Perfect for blogs, but can be fiddly for other types of site||Some big improvements to templates in the past year, but a little light on features||Can help you build a website, but the options are more limited compared to rival website tools|
|Number of templates||Over 500||56||91||433||290||8||188|
|Value for Money|
|Help and Support|
|Ease of Use|
|Free plan||✔||✔||14-day free trial||✗||✔||30-day free trial||✔|
|Paid plan (monthly)||Starts from $8.50||Starts from $5||Starts from $12||Starts from $7||Starts from $4||Starts from $5.99||Starts from $10.80|
|Try it Today||Visit Wix||Visit Weebly||Visit Squarespace*||Visit 1&1||Visit WordPress||Visit GoDaddy||Visit Site123|
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