NEW YORK, NY – October 7, 2014 – Squarespace, the leading all-in-one web publishing and e-commerce platform used by hundreds of thousands of small businesses and individuals, today announced Squarespace 7. The new platform features a completely redesigned interface, simplified site editing controls, a cover page builder, integration with Getty Images with access to tens of millions of premium creative and editorial images, integration with Google Apps for Work, 15 new category-specific templates, and more.
Access to Squarespace 7 will be given on a rolling basis to select groups of existing Squarespace customers, who will gain access via the Website Manager dashboard of their account.
“Building a great website, finding and licensing top-notch imagery, setting up domains and email – these all remain difficult tasks for many people today. With Squarespace 7, we’re taking another huge step in helping our customers bring their ideas to life.” said Anthony Casalena, CEO and Founder of Squarespace. “Not only that, the architecture of the new interface paves the way for many new features we have in the works.”
New features and improvements include:
A new visual language – A completely redesigned site manager showcasing a simplified style that creates a more beautiful, intuitive experience.
Site editing annotations – The Squarespace interface and content now live side-by-side within the browser; handy annotations appear on everything that you might want to change on your Squarespace site.
Cover Pages – The splash page builder, complete with 10 new templates of its own, can be added to any existing Squarespace site and is perfect for creating quick landing pages to communicate a personal identity or promote a new product.
Getty Images Integration – Powered by Getty Images, Squarespace’s new image picker brings tens of millions of high-quality creative and editorial photos, spanning breaking news and major events, into the customer’s hands.
Category-specific templates – Squarespace’s template design store now features 15 new templates that are built specially for different focus areas such as weddings or restaurants.
Google Apps for Work Integration – Squarespace customers in need of robust business features can easily set up email accounts, schedule events, and gain access to file storage using Google Apps for Work.
Developer Platform – With our Developer Platform formally exiting beta, more experienced developers and designers can create a fully customized website built and hosted on Squarespace’s powerful platform, ensuring a successful experience for clients and designers alike.
Squarespace’s pricing plans remain unchanged with plans starting at $8 a month. Squarespace’s Developer Platform provides sophisticated programming tools for designers and website developers. Squarespace Commerce is currently available in 17 countries. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/seven.
Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that power the future of the web. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that place equal weight on form and function. Squarespace’s team of 380 is headquartered in downtown New York City with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit http://www.squarespace.com/about/.