Web Design on Squarespace
I am a Squarespace designer! This means that I handle your website setup from start to finish (including your domain) exclusively on the Squarespace platform.
Not only is it the platform I have the most experience in, but it is also my favorite, which I recommend heartily to anyone who wants an easy-to-use, low-maintenance website presence. Unless you need a highly custom site, Squarespace is the way to go. Here’s why:
Pricing for any budget: Squarespace has several different pricing tiers depending on what you need—so a simple blog is cheaper to operate than a full-blow eCommerce site. There are no hidden or unexpected additional costs, either.
Easy to use: Once I hand the finished site over to you, I’ll teach you the basics of using Squarespace’s back end, which is one of the few admin panels I feel confident handing over to any client! It’s so easy, and even building pages after I’m gone is a matter of drag-and-drop.
Great customer service: I’ve used it for my own site multiple times! 24/7 chat support is awesome, friendly, and there are little to no wait times. Oftentimes their help articles cover what I need, too.
Low maintenance: Don’t worry about plugins, stability, or upgrades!
Naturally, my own website is fully designed by me using Squarespace! This was my first site, and it’s changed a lot since it launched in 2017.
The Animation Course
The Animation Course, run by former Disney animator Chad Stewart and his wife Kayla, teaches online animation and drawing classes, primarily to kids and teens, but adults are welcome too! The website re-design (2018) came with a big aesthetic overhaul, and featured:
Simplification of homepage
Helping visitors find where they need to go with the fewest clicks
Adding and organizing courses to purchase in the store (and working with Chad to create cohesive product images for each course)
A photoshoot for images to use throughout the site
Implementing a countdown timer until the next session start date
Striking a balance between professionalism and fun!
And lots more!
My favorite part is the gif of Chad waving on the homepage, which was his idea. Go check it out!
Grace Christian Fellowship
In 2018, I designed two sites for Grace Christian Fellowship in Spokane, WA—one for each of their campuses. They are very similar, the biggest differences being small variations in ministries, the header video (made by my husband), and site photography. This website design, among many other items, featured:
Creating a cohesive homepage that helped visitors understand what GCF is all about (and designing some icon imagery to match)
Developing a structure for audio and video for sermons, Sunday school, and other talks/events
Setting up an event registration system
Coram Deo Presbyterian Church
This website redesign (2019) was for Coram Deo Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA. It featured…
A homepage that strings together their mission and values to give guests a succinct and powerful idea of what makes Coram Deo unique.
Implementing CDPC’s branding, including wood grain elements, in a way that is updated and modern
Streamlining visiting information and making it easier to access.
Site structure overhaul
Suggesting brief, functional page titles that aid in navigation
Setting up email forms for the Staff page to protect from spam
Training the team on the back end
My favorite part is the animated infographic on the front page!
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