There are a LOT of website platforms you can choose from to create your website for your online business, but they are not all created equal. In my experience as a web designer, each platform has its own capabilities and limitations that offer a unique experience. Depending on your business, this might mean that one website platform is better suited for you than another.
For example… If you are primarily an e-commerce business, you probably wouldn’t want to choose a website platform that doesn’t have shopping cart capabilities baked in. Or…
If you are a photographer, it would be silly to choose a website builder that makes it hard for you to display your images easily and beautifully.
In my search for the best website platform, I’ve tried many but discovered there are few that really live up to the hype. Squarespace is an option that’s definitely worthy of consideration.
Even though statistically, WordPress is the most popular website platform, I’ve run into so many people who are diehard Squarespace fans. Squarespace makes it very easy to create a clean and modern website and it’s near dummy-proof to mess up.
The biggest downside that I’ve encountered with Squarespace is that it’s limited in what you can create visually for your site. While they have some great starting templates to choose from, if you want to create a website that’s really unique from a layout perspective, you will likely find yourself a little disappointed.
Creating a one-of-a-kind look with Squarespace usually involves having to use code to manipulate your chosen template. And if you aren’t familiar with HTML, you have to turn to Google and Squarespace threads to help you figure it out.
So what is the solution to creating a website that is both stunningly gorgeous and easy enough to edit that you don’t need a Master’s degree to figure it out?
Enter Showit – the Squarespace alternative to an easy and beautiful website.
The best part about Showit is it makes up for the qualities that Squarespace lacks. You don’t have to be boxed in by a template builder with rigid columns and rows because you can literally put any element anywhere on the page. On top of that, Showit can connect to WordPress so you can have the best of both platforms and less of the overwhelm that traditional WordPress sites bring.
Signs Showit is Right For You
As I mentioned previously, Showit might not be right for everyone but here are some signs it might the perfect Squarespace alternative for you:
- You hate being limited creatively
- You are looking for a free-form website builder that is similar to designing in Canva
- You are a photographer or creative business
- You like websites that have layered elements and special details
- You want total control over the look, feel and placement of elements on your website
Signs Showit Isn’t for You
- You prefer structure to guide you when designing
- You don’t mind having some creative limitations
- You prefer a clean-cut aesthetic
- You don’t consider yourself creative and prefer a template to do the heavy lifting
- You prefer to have fewer design decisions to make
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So, what do you think? Are you ready to give Showit a try? Shoot me message and let me know what questions you have about Showit. Or you can try a free demo of the Showit builder or check out my Showit website templates from the shop if you are ready to get your hands dirty.
I help female entrepreneurs and business owners create brands that command the spotlight. I love working with women to help them create beautiful, one-of-a-kind brands that give them the confidence to take their business to the next level and get them seriously noticed. I’ve worked with coaches, authors, influencers… you name it, and I bet I can help you too.
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Kristin Pruis • December 2, 2021