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Squarespace 6 For Dummies by Kris Black

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Introduction

Hello. Welcome to Squarespace 6 For Dummies.

Being a Squarespace user prior to the summer of 2012 was like being a Mac user in the 1990s. It was like belonging to an elite cult of website owners, designers, and developers who understood the true importance and capability of this awesome platform.

When Squarespace 6 was released mid-2012, a paradigm shift happened for people looking to build a website in today’s society of fast-paced, always on-the-go people. No longer was Squarespace just for the enlightened. Squarespace was completely overhauled, with templates built to not only look good on your desktop but be responsive and adapt to screens on mobile devices.

I’ve been using Squarespace since 2004, pretty much since its birth. I’m a self-taught web professional, with my first introduction to building sites on the web in 1998. Since then, I’ve built sites on just about every platform with every software solution. I still hand-code websites, occasionally use desktop publishing software such as Dreamweaver, and work with enterprise-level software costing tens of thousands of dollars.

What I’m better at than web design is helping others learn how to build sites. In early 2009, I was offered a job to work for Squarespace as a customer support team member. I loved that job the two years I did it, and that’s when I found out how much I love helping people. I don’t work for Squarespace now, but because of that job I had the opportunity to write my first book, Squarespace ...

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