Our First SquareSpace Site: ProfZing

by Phil Plante on December 30, 2019

This year we published our first site built with SquareSpace, ProfZing.com. ProfZing is a site dedicated to helping users navigate the divorce process, specifically the proffer document, which can be overwhelming.

SquareSpace is a drag and drop website builder and competes with platforms like Weebly and Wix which provide similar functionality. We chose SquareSpace as it met the needs of our client, and our she was familiar with the platform.

Some of the things we like about SquareSpace:

  • Built in themes: SquareSpace provides a number of prebuilt themes to get you off the ground quickly
  • Easy domain setup: SquareSpace makes registering your domain a trivial task
  • Quick email setup via GSuite: SquareSpace makes it really easy to integrate Google's GSuite for email
  • Free stock photos: SquareSpace provides a decent selection of stock photos to choose from
  • Ease of use: Customers may be able to make small edits themselves

Some of the cons:

  • Cost: While not expensive, SquareSpace does cost more than you'd pay to host a low traffic site on Google's AppEngine
  • No database: There is no accessible database if you have a data-driven website
  • Developers must learn how to customize: Developers must learn to work within the confines os the SquareSpace UI

Overall, working in SquareSpace was a positive experience. We especially appreciate the ease of setup, built-in stock photos, and ability for our client to edit content on her own. Going forward we are likely to use it again for similar sites.

Our client for this site was fantastic to work with. She provided great content for the pages, as well as specific feedback on the design. We think she has a unique and targeted product for those who are going through the divorce process.