Squarespace Version 5 vs. V6

As any good tech company, Squarespace continues to grow and evolve. The two latest versions of their platform are very impressive.

Version 5 was the primary version of the platform that was available for quite a long stretch of time. Years. Quite a robust offering, customers were able to use this tool to create their own sites that were quite customizable and impressive.

Although many of the sites I've created on Squarespace were built on V5, I now work primarily in Version 6, the latest version of the company's vastly-overhauled software. Whereas I'd so fallen in love with what could be done with this platform long ago, and Version 5 had become the foundation on which much of much of my work was built and learning, "V6" blows my mind. The changes addressed many of the needs I knew I had, and solved other issues I hadn't even known how to articulate. This upgrade brought this company fully into the modern arena for clients interested in taking their sites to the next level.

Just a few of the features of Squarespace Version 6 are listed below:

  • Modern Templates
  • Style Editor
  • Customizable Content Layouts
  • Free Google & Typekit Fonts
  • Responsive Image Loader
  • Build a Mailing List
  • Page-Specific Password
  • Built-In Image Editor
  • Progressive Image Loading
  • Lightbox Presentation
  • Image SEO
  • Gallery Blocks in Pages & Blogs
  • Videos in Galleries
  • Audio Collections
  • Socially Connected
  • Dropbox File Synchronization
  • Facebook Page Integration
  • Full-Screen Editing
  • Automatically Responsive Designs
  • Form Blocks
  • Multiple Contributors

For a full features list, along with explanations of each, please visit this page on the official Squarespace website.

I'm elated to have the opportunity to work on the latest iteration of the tool that changed everything about my website creation process. I do, however, continue to work with many people who haven't yet made the switch. For those who love their Squarespace 5 sites and have no interest in changing them in the foreseeable future, that is not a problem. The older version continues, and customers are able to maintain the same level of customization and control that was offered to them when their sites were launched. For those ready for a change, I encourage you to try it. There is no added cost to set up a V6 account and try it out behind the scenes, while your site remains live and untouched. You can learn all about the process here, where you can find a workshop archive video as well as many resource links.

Learn more about my website design collaboration process here ›