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Why hire a Squarespace developer?

January, 2018

If you've already jumped on the Squarespace bandwagon you might be wondering why you need someone to help you with your site, after all Squarespace is known for being so easy to use! When designing a site in a CMS (content management system) such as Squarespace it’s easy to put navigation and content anywhere on the page that looks good to you, but this can be a massive mistake and cause potential customers to leave your site early! There are many people out there that will sell you a service for designing, developing and improving your website but its important to find someone that understands your business, your needs and your goals.

Main reasons to hire:

  1. You don’t understand where the navigation should go or why. The right Squarespace developer for you in this case will understand UX theories and will be able to explain to you where navigation items such as home and contact should go on the site based on these.
  2. Your site is basic and not portraying you or your business as well as it could. Squarespace designers can help you find the right template for your site and then work with you to improve it with the use of custom code if needed. Attempting to custom code yourself is risky business as the Squarespace support team won’t help with queries on this and it could potentially make your site worse if not done correctly.
  3. You know what you want but you don’t know how to do it. Sometimes it can be as easy as asking developers some questions such as ‘is this possible?’, ‘what’s the best way to go about this?’ or ‘I’ve seen this on xyz site, can I have something like this in Squarespace?’ but other times you might need some assistance carrying out these tasks. It’s worth speaking to a Squarespace developer because they can tell you if it is possible or not and the best way to go about it.
  4. You don’t have the time to work on your site. A lot of the time it comes down to not have the time or patience to work on your site and therefore not doing it. Squarespace developers create sites daily so are bound to be a bit quicker as getting to the end result.

If you decide you require some help from a squarespace developer, make a list of requirements first and write down everything on your site you’d like implementing. The developer should be able to give you a flat rate for this work, a deadline and should provide suggestions for further work if you ask.