Posts in Squarespace
Color Choosing in Squarespace

Choosing colors for a new Squarespace site ironically is made much easier if you find good ways to limit your options. Otherwise the 16+ million colors from the color wheels become overwhelming. Perhaps ironically for artists, the rescue comes from mathematics.

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
Border Lines

Generate underscore hovers on links in your site menu with CSS border settings. When doing so you may need to adjust padding versus margin to control whether and how far your underscore hover extends left and right beyond each menu item's text.

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Safeguarding Your Domain

Brand identity from a domain name is valuable. Small organizations with volunteer-built websites are often at risk for losing control over their names. Protect your organization's name by treating it as the important asset that it is.

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
Choosing Squarespace

Squarespace is a drag-and-drop website-builder for small organizations and creative professionals wanting a polished and functional web presence. Squarespace sites are quick to create and then “just work” without any worries over ongoing maintenance or version updates.

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
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The Magic of jQuery in Squarespace

jQuery is a powerful JavaScript framework by which to examine a page's HTML and add new content or change the page's structure. Use it with site generators such as Squarespace to make design changes beyond what can be done using CSS alone. A good way to begin is to add a page element such as a tagline that's not provide for in your template. 

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Embiggening the Marquee Menu Dots

Building your Squarespace website in the Marquee template? Having trouble seeing or clicking on those little dots that make up the parallax navigation on the right side of your browser window? Here's a fun series of CSS mods to make that menu larger and more shapely. 

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
Coloring Page Sections in Squarespace

A useful technique in web design is the use of distinctive background colors to provide visual separation between sections in a page. Squarespace customers can implement the technique using templates such as Bedford and Marquee that allow many individual pages to be concatenated into a single, index page.

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Facebooking the Squarespace Flatiron

Have you built a site on a Squarespace template such as Flatiron or Marquee supporting the concept of index pages or index collections? Do you post a page or a gallery link to Facebook only to be frustrated that Facebook ignores the metadata for the page you are posting and displays the index page's metadata instead? Keep reading! There's a perfectly logical explanation along with a dead-simple solution. 

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
CSS and Squarespace: Getting Started

CSS style rules let you bust into full-on, creative mode when designing websites on the Squarespace platform. The Squarespace promise is one of gorgeous template designs that you build out with drag-and-drop ease. Yet no matter how good the template, there is always just that one little tweak that you want to make, that wasn't accounted for by the template's designer. Knowing how to create and apply CSS rules helps you avoid the cookie-cutter look by customizing your site's design beyond the limited set of choices provided by the template.

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick
Facebook Preview and Squarespace

Consider social media from the very beginning when creating blog posts and other web content. Here are some tips for Squarespace customers on controlling the appearance of their content when it's linked to from someone's Facebook wall. Learn to control the thumbnail image, as well as the descriptive text and title that are displayed when a URL is pasted into a Facebook status update.

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SquarespaceJonathan Gennick