Squarespace Design & Development

Squarespace allows us to offer a service that breaks the mould of the traditional web design - you are firmly in complete control from the day one. Together with our personal and collaborative approach we can help build a website that's as awesome as your business.


What are the benefits of Squarespace? 

  1. Full control of your own website
  2. Super intuitive CMS system
  3. Cost effective annual plans (full hosting included)
  4. Responsive, mobile-friendly design
  5. Stunning designer templates
  6. Awesome built in SEO
  7. Robust CSS editor allows in depth customisation
  8. Integrated blog platform & Accelerated Mobile Pages
  9. Integrated commerce functionality
  10. MailChimp & other 3rd party integrations
  11. Reliable cloud-based infrastructure
  12. No additional plugins or software to install / update
  13. SSL certificate & HTTP/2
  14. Developer mode for building templates from the ground up
  15. Access to full website traffic metrics
  16. 24/7 customer support

What do your projects include?

  • Full Squarespace set up
  • Custom Squarespace Cover Page, Website or Commerce design
  • Custom CSS coding where necessary
  • Squarespace Development where required
  • Bespoke stock imagery - we take time to source awesome free-to-use images
  • Optimisation of text, image and video content
  • Optimisation of Squarespace's backend settings
  • Further content & external SEO techniques to boost your site's rankings
  • Integration of any required 3rd party applications
  • Custom 404, Terms of Use, Privacy & Cookie Policy pages
  • Full browser & device testing
  • Squarespace training 
  • Ongoing support & consultancy

See our pricing page for more information.


What is your process?

Each client we work with is different - we tailor our process to work in a way that suits you.
However, generally speaking, a project with Hive Social works like this:

Stage 1 | Project Proposal document based on detailed brief
Stage 2 | Shared project folder set up
Stage 3 | Template options document
Stage 4 | Squarespace account set up & optimisation
Stage 5 | Set up website architecture / site map
Stage 6 | Build out site content
Stage 7 | Design (incl. custom code)
Stage 8 | 1st draft review, amendments & changes
Stage 9 | 2nd draft review, amendments & changes
Stage 10 | Full site, browser & device testing
Stage 11 | Go live!
Stage 12 | Monitoring & any bug fixing
Stage 13 | Squarespace training

Why should I work with Hive Social?

Simple. We eat, sleep and breath Squarespace! It's what we do day in, day out - so we know pretty much all there is to know about this awesome platform. We have been accredited Squarespace Specialists since 2013 and our incredibly passionate about pushing the boundaries of what's possible. 

Our whole ethos is built on an approach to design that keeps our clients firmly in control. We always take a collaborative approach to our work, we're all about working with our clients not for them

Once we've build a kick-ass site we handover 100% and spend some time teaching you the basics of Squarespace so you've got the confidence and knowledge to handle the 'day-to-day' management of your new site. 

We don't just leave you to it! Full on-going support is always included - we're more than happy to answer any questions you may have via phone/email once a project is complete.