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July 17, 2012 Download PDF

Squarespace Releases Revolutionary New Website Creation Platform with Over 50 New Features

20 new mobile-ready template designs, the revolutionary LayoutEngine page building system, and over 50 innovative features make high-end web design accessible to all

NEW YORK, NY – July 17, 2012 – Squarespace today announced the public availability of Squarespace 6, a complete overhaul of its successful website creation platform. The Squarespace 6 platform adds over 50 new features to Squarespace’s core service, including LayoutEngine, a transformative technology for building web pages. Other features include sophisticated media management, a new blogging engine, deep social network integration, Facebook page publishing, real-time statistics, a new commenting system, multiple author support, and more. The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates that reflect a relentless focus on cutting-edge user interactions coupled with timeless design.

“Two years ago, we saw how technologies like JavaScript and CSS3 would dramatically change the experiences people would have in the browser. With this in mind, we began conceptualizing what a modern website creation platform should look like,” remarked Anthony Casalena, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Squarespace. “Squarespace 6 is the result of that effort–it’s the most impressive product we have ever made.

“By developing the entire architecture internally, from the underlying server platform all the way up to the interface for users to drop an image onto a page, Squarespace is able to achieve an unprecedented level of control over the experience of creating and hosting a website. This end-to-end control allows Squarespace to deliver the best website creation tools on the web, which in turn enable the most sophisticated and modern customer websites in the industry.”

At the heart of Squarespace 6 is LayoutEngine, a revolutionary new page building technology. This new system allows anyone to create visually rich pages within the browser that scales to any screen size, from mobile devices to desktops. LayoutEngine is capable of producing responsive designs that typically require a high level of design expertise as well as a high degree of programming experience. Now these designs can be built within minutes by anyone who can drag and drop content blocks onto a page.

Squarespace 6 is integrated with the most popular services on the web. Any page or gallery from a Squarespace website can be published directly to a Facebook page. Blog posts can be pushed to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Content from services including Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, and Dropbox can be synced to any Squarespace website. Other integrations include Google Analytics, Aviary, and Disqus.

The new Squarespace 6 is available today starting at $8 per month with 24/7 support and a free custom domain.

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a state-of-the-art website creation platform with breakthrough features that make innovative web design more accessible to the public than ever before. Since 2004, the platform has empowered millions to create and maintain modern, high-quality websites regardless of technical ability. The company’s reliable and scalable cloud infrastructure eliminates security updates, downtime, and infrastructure costs. All Squarespace customers receive award-winning, 24/7 customer support. Squarespace’s team of 90 is headquartered in downtown New York City.