Don’t Design Your Website Until You Do These 3 Things

Building a website may seem daunting. But knowing what needs to be done and creating a plan to do it is half the battle.

Plus, the best thing about websites? You can edit, update, and change it at any point. Nothing is set in stone.

There are three steps you should take before you even think about designing your website. It doesn’t matter if you’re DIYing or working with a designer OR if this is for a new website or a redesign.

Doing these three things will ensure your website is prepped for success...

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7 Reasons I Switched from Wordpress to Squarespace

Wordpress versus Squarespace—the debate is almost as fierce as the one over how to say “GIF.” (For the record, I’m a firm believer in the hard G, not the peanut butter pronunciation.)

Wordpressers argue for control and flexibility, while Squarespacians argue for simplicity and ease of use.

Ultimately, it comes down to an open vs. closed source platform.

Both Wordpress and Squarespace are the leaders of each space, respectively. Other open platforms include Wix, Joomla, and Drupal. Other closed platforms include Shopify, Weebly, and Adobe Portfolio.

Each has its benefits and what may be best for one person may not be the best for someone else.

I had used Wordpress for my website and my clients’ sites for years, but while re-evaluating my own website last year, I decided to make the switch to Squarespace. Here’s why...

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