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The Photograph Gallery
I’ll admit it, I really like WordPress. That’s what we use right here on Design Milk and that’s what I’ve been utilizing for the previous seven years. So once I lastly determined that I needed to launch a private web site, I didn’t even assume twice earlier than utilizing WordPress. Nevertheless, the factor about WordPress is that it’s only a shell, which is nice if you’re constructing a posh website, however not all the time very best whenever you need one thing easy. It’s a must to customise and add plugins for almost each little factor you need, and a few plugins don’t work with this model or this plugin and so forth. There are 500 million web site templates to select from however from expertise, lots of them usually are not straightforward sufficient to customise and most are a CSS nightmare. Plus, you need to improve variations each three months. I do all of it day every single day right here with Design Milk, and truthfully, it’s tiring. The very last thing I need to do after coping with WordPress all day lengthy is spend my complete night making an attempt to determine why this plugin isn’t working appropriately or the place to vary that font within the CSS file. All I would like was one thing tremendous duper easy. I need to drag and drop. I would like WYSIWYGs for every part. I would like constructed-in galleries and e-commerce. So I emailed Squarespace to assist me get arrange with an account.
Squarespace has been an excellent companion to us at Design Milk showcasing how lovely their templates are and their newest options. So why not put my cash the place my mouth is and check out them out for my very own website. My private web site isn’t a weblog a lot because it’s a portfolio website for my paintings, and what I favored instantly was that there are gallery choices constructed proper into each template.
It was very easy to import my WordPress website that I had began a couple of months in the past, however in fact there have been issues I needed to manually re-add since I had been utilizing customized gallery plugins. However by re-add, I actually imply simply dragging and dropping: no formatting or inserting vital.
I discover Squarespace very intuitive to make use of and I haven’t needed to look something up besides perhaps a number of customized CSS gadgets. As a result of I’m so anal-retentive, I knew that an out-of-the-field answer wouldn’t be one hundred% good for me and that I’d need to tweak a number of issues. Nevertheless, the options have been straightforward to seek out and implement. I didn’t have to put in any plugins or fear about discovering code places or something like that. I’m additionally fairly excited to get began with the Commerce performance.
I observed that typically, there’s the occasional crash, freeze or loading concern. However that’ll occur with shared internet hosting anyplace, and general I can’t say actually say too many dangerous issues about it. I’ll let you understand extra about my expertise as time goes on.
General, I’m actually proud of the best way all the things turned out and I’m wanting ahead to individuals (aside from my mother) visiting my website. So go look!
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Full disclosure: Squarespace offered me with an account free of charge, however I might completely have paid for it!