Tools

squarespace
template
comparison

Choosing a Squarespace template is the first step to building your website. We took a stab at breaking down the templates to the most common feature requests. 

Couple of things to consider:

  • You cannot combine templates
  • You can switch templates without committing to one - it's not an easy transition, but possible.
  • All templates are responsive (i.e. mobile friendly)

Squarespace doesn’t do:

  • PayPal integration
  • Recurring payments
  • Member logins
  • Anything that would necessitate integrating with a third-party API

 

 
 

 

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♥ = Favorites of the Now

TEMPLATEs

most templates have the same features, they are just styled differently.

—Template
families

Template Families have different variants offered on the Squarespace website. Variants do not have different features, just styles and photos to give you some inspiration on how you can transform a template. For example, if you use Brine, it's just like using Marta. Some sites are Commerce only, but are in the same Template Family. We rarely work with non-Template Families, as they are not as customizable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALTERNATIVE TO marquee:

Brine Family. Exactly the same, but with more features.

 

alternative to pacific:

Brine Family unless you want a fixed nav or responsive slideshow

 

ALTERNATIVE TO Bedford:

Brine Family unless you want Blog Sidebars.

 

—Other
Templates

We only suggest using these if you want a specific looks for your homepage. Otherwise, pick a Template Family above. It's more flexible!


feature groupings

choose the right template
based on your dealbreaker feature.

We wanted to simplify the templates by only showing you the ones we think best represents each feature. 
To get a detailed breakdown of all the templates, check out this nifty tool.

 

—Parallax
scrolling

 

—Related Posts +
Load more button

 

—customizable Grid
(mosaic option included)

 

—GRID ONLY
ON HOMEPAGE

 

—homepage Slideshow
or photo grid
(one or the other, seriously!)

 

—slideshow ONLY
ON HOMEPAGE

 

—Background
Image PER PAGE

 

—Site Background
Image

 

—Fixed
Nav

All
Features


Showcase

These are not templates. They are awesome sources of inspiration!

To find out which template a website is using, check out this article.

 

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