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Squarespace 6 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-57538-3
360 pages
August 2013
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Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace

Squarespace lets you create visually rich web pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks you wish, just by dragging and dropping. Even if you've been using earlier versions of Squarespace, the features in version 6 will amaze you - and bring you straight to this must-have guide for practical information! If you're a do-it-yourself website builder, get up to speed fast on all the next-generation Squarespace tools, including cool new features for mobile sites, SEO, social networks, and more.

  • Brings you up to speed on Squarespace 6 and its revolutionary LayoutEngine tool for building visually-rich web pages
  • Deciphers the very latest features for page-building in today's markets, including mobile, social media, and using SEO
  • Delves into using auto-publish for social networks, using built-in mobile websites, syncing with social networks, gathering real-time statistics, managing your site from your smartphone or mobile device, and much more
  • Covers the essentials, such as using templates, drag-and-drop image uploads, image-editing with Aviary, and using Page Builder to create, share, and reblog content

Build awesome, professional websites for your business in no time with Squarespace 6 For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Squarespace 6 7

Chapter 1: What Squarespace Can Do for You 9

Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Build Your Website 17

Chapter 3: Signing Up 35

Chapter 4: Finding Your Way around Squarespace 43

Part II: Designing Your Website 61

Chapter 5: Considering Your Template Needs 63

Chapter 6: Web Design 101 71

Chapter 7: Customizing with Style Editor 79

Part III: Building Your Website 97

Chapter 8: Working with Pages and Collections 99

Chapter 9: Creating Pages in Your Site 107

Chapter 10: Building Your Pages with Items and Blocks 129

Part IV: Personalizing Your Website 149

Chapter 11: Creating Content with Content Blocks 151

Chapter 12: Adding Multimedia with Content Blocks 165

Chapter 13: Navigating with Structure Blocks 179

Chapter 14: Automating Updates with Social Blocks 187

Part V: Extending Your Website 195

Chapter 15: Confi guring Site Settings 197

Chapter 16: Monitoring Site Activity 229

Chapter 17: Setting Up Shop with Commerce 241

Chapter 18: Going Out with Squarespace 267

Part VI: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 19: Ten Features of a Good Website 301

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Attract Attention to Your Site 311

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make or Save Money 321

Index 329

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Author Information

Kris Black is a self-taught web professional who began building websites in 1998 and has been using Squarespace since 2004. He was also a customer support team member for Squarespace, Inc. When he's not writing books about Squarespace, Kris is using it to design websites.

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