The Definitive Guide to Squarespace: Learn to Deliver Custom, Professional Web Experiences for Yourself and Your Clients

Definitive Guide to Squarespace

“Most up-to-date Squarespace book in the market to definitively cover every aspect of Squarespace development.”


”Teaches the principles of working with Squarespace’s tools and how to do advanced customizations not covered in any documentation.”


Written by Sarah Martin – the first ever Squarespace Circle Forum Community Expert.”

— From the Publisher


The Definitive Guide to Squarespace: Learn to Deliver Custom, Professional Web Experiences for Yourself and Your Clients
Apress Media, 2017
By Sarah Martin
ISBN 978-1-4842-2936-1 (Soft Cover edition)
ISBN 978-1-4842-2937-8 (eBook edition)

About This Book

Utilize the power of Squarespace to create custom professional websites. Learn the principles and tools used by Squarespace’s most successful web professionals to take your skills to the next level.

Beginning with an overview of the Squarespace interface and template selection guidelines, this book shows you how the key web languages work together within Squarespace. You’ll also see how to use the Custom CSS Editor, Code Injections, and Code Blocks to customize Squarespace templates and how the Style Editor selections affect the template’s structure.

Learn the accommodations that must be made in JavaScript for the customizations to work correctly in AJAX-based templates. Finally, discover what Developer Mode is, how to use it, and when to use it. The Definitive Guide to Squarespace is the only book you need to get up and running with Squarespace web development.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Choose the right selectors for your CSS or JavaScript customization.
  • Understand what AJAX is and how it impacts the templates that use it.
  • Explore the structure of Squarespace templates

Who This Book Is For:

Web designers, developers, digital marketers, and advanced personal-use users

About The Author

Sarah Martin is a creative entrepreneur with over a decade of digital marketing experience. After working at an in-house creative agency for a Washington, D.C. area non-profit, she launched her own company, River Stone Digital. Sarah integrates marketing strategy, tech requirements, and compelling design into highly effective websites. Squarespace quickly became one of Sarah’s favorite web platforms for its flexibility, user-friendly interface, and cost effectiveness. Sarah holds the titles of Community Expert and Community Leader in the Squarespace Circle Forum, an online community for Squarespace’s professionals.In her free time she enjoys reading and running. Sarah recently completed her first half-marathon and is training for another.

Available to Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) members through the SkillPort system.

Apress, a Springer Nature company, is a publisher dedicated to meeting the information needs of developers, IT professionals, and tech communities worldwide.

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