When Squarespace founder Anthony Casalena first engineered his design platform with a $30,000 investment from his father in 2003, all he had was a small dorm room “office” at the University of Maryland, a computer and some serious willpower. Squarespace was one of the first of its kind: a one-stop design solution that made it simple to create a beautiful site with ease. However, from the moment Squarespace first came onto the scene, people have been comparing it to its main competitor: WordPress. Make a quick Google search about the benefits of Squarespace and you will instantly find a number of results like “Squarespace vs. WordPress” or “Why I Cheated on WordPress with Squarespace,” etc. etc. As the younger competitor, it’s easy to see Squarespace as the amateur newbie. But is it? [Read more…]
Lauren Cosgrove is a freelance writer passionate about branding, global issues, and the world’s little mysteries. A Pacific Northwest native, Lauren can be found hiking the great outdoors, practicing her dance steps, or illustrating children’s books.