All About Squarespace Templates


The most important decision you will make when it comes to the way your website is displayed is your choice of template. The template determines the visual characteristics of your site design, such as the size, color, positioning and style of page elements. It also determines whether you will be able to use certain Squarespace features, such as having an Index page, or whether your photo galleries will be shown as a grid of images or as a slideshow.

Choosing the right Squarespace template

If you already own the book, then you will have read the tips on how to choose the best template for your website. This page is a companion to Chapter 3: Working with Squarespace Templates, as it provides further information about the unique features and characteristics of each template. You may also find the Frequently Asked Questions about Templates page really helpful, too.

Squarespace Template feature comparison

A little while ago, I did a full comparison of all of the Squarespace templates. Instead of duplicating it here (and therefore having to keep 2 places updated), you can view this over on my business blog, Using My Head. There, you'll see:

  • A side-by-side comparison chart, showing all of the Squarespace 7 templates and their key features, in a handy grid so you can easily compare different templates
  • Detailed analysis of each template, so you can get a better in-depth view of what the templates are like

I keep this updated regularly, so have a look and leave a comment if you have any questions or if you find it useful:

Don't forget to read the Squarespace Template FAQ (if you haven't already done so)

Chapter 3 of the book gives my recommended steps for helping you choose a template, so if you have the book, make sure you start there, and use the above comparison chart as further guidance.