your resource library
Welcome to your resource library. Here you'll find lots of links, training resources as well as helpful tips and tricks to help you both during your project with me, but also going forward in the future too.
On this page you’ll find;
A training video on how to use your client portal
Tips on getting started with Squarespace
How to contact Squarespace customer support
A list of super handy resources to help you now and in the future
How I can help you in the future
how to use your client portal
As mentioned on your welcome page, during your project we will be using my project management tool, Dubsado to have conversations, share files, set reminders and create to-do lists. Below is a video which explains how we’ll be using it.
getting started with squarespace
As with anything new, especially when it comes to tech, Squarespace might seem a little overwhelming but I promise it’s super easy once you get to know the basics. Below is a handful of tips, tricks and links to help you get to know Squarespace and how to use it.
+ logging into your site
There are a few different ways to log in to your site;
- Visit squarespace.com/login and log in using the account details you set up.
- Add "/config" to the end of website address
- Visit any page on your website and press the "Esc" key
+ the home menu
The Home Menu is visible as soon as you log into your Squarespace site. It's a gray panel located to the left of your site preview.
The Home Menu provides access to all admin areas of your site, called panels. Everything you need to manage and build your site can be found here, including settings, domains, pages, Site Styles, Commerce features, and more. Every panel has a name, like the Pages panel.
+ keyboard shortcuts and tips
There are a number of shortcuts you can use to navigate and manage your Squarespace site, which can be found on the below link.
+ using blocks
Each page on your site is built using a series of blocks, for example there is a text block, an image block and many more.
Below are a handful of articles that give key information on how to use blocks
- What are blocks
- Adding blocks
- Moving blocks
- Creating columns and rows with blocks
- Resizing blocks
- Deleting blocks
+ image best practice
Whenever you upload images to your site there are certain formats, dimensions and best practices to follow which you can find here
In addition to this I would also recommend compressing each image you create by using a site called tinyjpg.com in order to compress your images as small as possible without loosing any quality.
+ website analytics
Squarespace has it’s own built in analytics that you can use and the below link explains how this works;
Hopefully you should have everything you need on this page and from any personalised training sessions/documents you receive, however if you need more help, I highly recommend the below guides and resources;
Squarespace Help - Squarespace has a huge library of tutorials that can help you figure out how to use and maintain your website.
Squarespace Customer Care - Squarespace is known for its amazing customer service. They always reply to customer inquiries within 48 hours, so if your website encounters tech issues, you're in safe hands.
super handy resources
Over the years I’ve compiled a huge list of super handy resources and suppliers and I want to share them with you as they may come in handy for you either now or in the future.
If you're looking for a good printers, I cannot recommend printed.com enough. A great range of products, options and finishes. Best of all really great prices, especially for short runs. My top tip if your doing a short run is to take a look at the wedding section. The same great paper and product options but prices are lower for those short runs. You can also get a free sample pack too which is really handy to see their different options available.
I'd definitely avoid using Vistaprint. They're prices are appealing, but their print quality is very low. Invest in high-quality printed goods- they will make a much better impression on your clients and customers.
+ graphics software
You don't need Photoshop or Illustrator to create your own graphics. Canva is a free editing program that comes with free templates for blog post and eBook templates. You can upload your logo in here and use your brand colors to keep your graphics in line with your brand.
+ stock photos
Need me to do a few more things for you? No problem! I offer a variety of add-on services such as ebook design, one-page PDF design, additional website pages, Google Analytics installation (for Squarespace), importing blog posts to Squarespace and more. Email me at email@example.com to request a quote and get started!
and now the end is near…
But that doesn’t mean I’m not here for you if you need me. If you have any questions about your brand or website that aren’t answered on this page then please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't promise I'll email you back right away because, as I'm sure you understand, my immediate time goes to my current clients. However, you can be sure you'll receive a reply as soon as I can, usually within a couple of days!