A&P Squarespace - you guys checked it out - v. web design

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    I think I'm going to use them. I thought about going with bludomain, but they don't have the features I want.

    Squarespace is pretty cheap, really damn easy to use, and web based so I can update from anywhere. Not sure if bludomain is webbased or not.

    www.squarespace.com

    www.austincabot.squarespace.com
     
  2. Jbrown

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    I think I may change to this when I get home. But you have to have squarespace in your URL? :\
     
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    I haven't paid yet. You get a 14 day free trial. When you pay for the $14/month, you get domain mapping, which masks their url with your domain name. People won't even know. :mamoru:
     
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    beat me to it*
     
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    so domain mapping is not the same as having your own domain?
     
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    I mean right now I'm with godaddy.

    Will i be able to keep my current domain, and it go straight to there?
     
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    I mean fuck I'm paying $7 a month to Godaddy just for hosting.
     
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    so the only advantage here is you can edit your site anywhere? I mean as long as you have a laptop with an FTP program, isnt this true of anysite though? I am trying to understand this cause you get 2gb of space and it seems expensive for that. I was looking at bounceweb since OTers get half off any shared hosting. I cant find the value in this.

    But I really like your site. very clean and minimal and no flash. you might be the blacksheep of OTAP
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    looks nice.
     
  10. aCab

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    I had HyTek hosting for a while, and it was good. But it expired on me, and they didn't even email me to let me know that my service term was coming to an end. So, I got kinda pissed off. Distrupted my email service, etc.

    2gb of space is mainly just to host the site, no extra file hosting, etc. 2gb is more than enough.

    The advantage is that if I want to create a page, I can do it in about 30 seconds and have it go with my theme. I can switch themes easily and once I save it, its enabled. No uploading to an FTP server, etc. I really think I am going to like using their site. The only problem is there are only certain fonts available,etc, but if you want a custom font, you can always create a .tiff or .png that you can upload.
     
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    Thanks man. Not much into it yet. It's really just me messing around. I started working on it at about 1 am last night. But it's so freakin easy to use.
     
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    Yes. I'm with godaddy too.
     
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    so what happens if you decide to go with a different company, you lose everything? I like teh being able to log in from anywhere and make quick changes. This would be great for on vacation and stuff but 2gb just seems like an awfully small amount of space
     
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    Yeah, everything is gone if you go with someone else - thats the only downside. 2gb is actually a lot of space if you resize your photos, IMO.
     
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    I almost bit the bullet with them, and I really REALLY like their design ideas, but the fact I cant use ftp with them really constraints me. I upload full galleries to my clients all the time, and while I can use it with my other domain im still not convinced..who knows maybe ill decide one day.
     
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    Why not just get yourself an attractive template, modify it, host it on hostgator (or the like) and call it a day?

    That shit is expensive and you are married to them. If you decide that you don't want to host with them, say goodbye to your site. Then, you have to redesign and find another host.

    Use a wordpress base to make editing easy. Find a template you like. Call it done.
     
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    no, it's not the same as having a domain point to nameservers on a hosted server.

    It's essentially URL framing/redirecting/forwarding.
     
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    I agree with this.

    I got the trial with squarespace, and while they do make things easy to do, you're going to end up with something that just looks like a blog with a bunch of widgets anyway, which you can get anywhere else.
     
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    I did lots of pages on mine. The only thing that looks like a blog is my blog.
     
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    No... Your entire website looks like a reappropriated wordpress install with pages and widget-pages like gallery.
     
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    So does Chase Jarvis' then too. :mamoru:
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    :h5: OTAP crew!

    Thanks for the link broseph
     
  24. Spurious

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    No... Chase's site is a professionally designed flash portfolio with a blog. Yours is a template designed blog with portfolio (gallery) widgets. I'm not trying to say your site isn't good, it's just not any different than a customized wordpress blog or any better because you used squarespace.

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    Touche. The big difference is that since I'm doing it on my own and don't have much time to invest into developing a site, squarespace works great for me.

    Oh, and btw, the widget on the blog is only on the blog. It's there to keep a list of all the entires. Other than that, its gone from the whole site.
     

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