Awesomizing Your Squarespace Website

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Awesomizing Your Squarespace Website

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

About this workshop

While Squarespace is one of the most elegant, flexible, and user-friendly platforms around for building portfolio, marketing, and "brochure" websites, there are still some best practices for site organization and customization that aren't built into those beautiful templates. This 90-minute class will give you some of the handiest tips and tricks for optimizing, customizing, and fancifying your Squarespace site.

This class is divided into three parts: "This class is divided into three parts:

1. Optimizing Information Architecture Learn about storytelling through information architecture, and Familian&'s proven process for organizing site content into easily updatable sections.

2. Deeply Customizing Template CSS See some examples of Squarespace CSS customization to create more deeply branded navigation and blog posts without creating a completely custom theme (as that has a number of drawbacks).

3. Embedding 3rd-party Javascript into Pages When you're trying to embed something especially complex into a Squarespace page (like a MapBox map or a D3 visualization), iframes alone just won't do the trick. So we'll walk through a few examples of embedding JavaScript, CSS and HTML into any page."

Prereqs & Preparation

" - How to easily structure any set of content into intuitively-grouped pages and sections - How to customize template and menu CSS in Squarespace - How to embed 3rd-party JavaScript into Squarespace - Which tools to consider using in parallel with your Squarespace site"

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