What can you do with a couple free hours on a snowy Saturday morning? How about create a new website! And yes, I really put this together in under four hours.
I’ve been wanting to redo my website for some time, and have been trying to find a platform that would best fit my needs. After bugging all my friends asking what they use, and researching a few of my own options, I finally settled on Squarespace.
Squarespace has always had an excellent design aesthetic, geared towards the professional photography/design/publishing world. So their built in tools made it effortless to put together galleries that had the look I want but I’m not good enough at graphic design or CSS to create it without a good template.
The online sales features we the other driving factor. There are several really good photo website companies that charge exorbitant transaction fees, but that was a deal killer for me. With squarespace, I can choose a plan where I only pay the credit card processing fees. They don’t take a cut, and I like that business model a lot better.
A couple things helped bring the site together so fast. First of all, I had a clear objective in mind. That helped me at the many decision points and as I learned to think like the Squarespace platform.
Having an existing website also helped, as I could use that as a template and copy test from it for the new site. And building the galleries was easy as I already have my favorite photos exported as web ready jpegs.
So there you go, that is how you get a new website in about four hours. Click on over to richseiling.com and have a look. I’ve never had this much work online before, and I’m excited to be able to share it.