Introducing Squarespace 6!

Posted on August 8, 2012 by in Blog, Friends & Partners, How-to,

We at Hover love Squarespace. We’ve spoken before about Squarespace’s customizable templates and easy-to-use interfaces (not to mention reliable, 24/7 customer service!). Have a look at this post on the Hover blog for some of favorite Squarespace sites and how to use your domain creatively.
That’s why we’re excited about the launch of Squarespace 6. If you love Squarespace as much as we do, have a look at some of the newest features that’ll take your website to the next level:

Introducing LayoutEngine

A new page builder from Squarespace, LayoutEngine gives you the freedom to create visually rich pages. All of your content is laid out on a perfect but flexible grid, so it takes the guesswork out of getting everything to line up.

State-of-the-Art Photo Galleries

Squarespace 6 features photo galleries with next-generation features to easily upload and edit images. Uploading is made easy by simply dragging and dropping your files straight from your desktop into Squarespace in your browser.

Blogging, simplified

Creating and uploading content for your blog is effortless with the Squarespace Page Builder and gallery system. We love the bookmarklet tool for reblogging from anywhere on the web!

Controlled collaboration

With Squarespace 6 you have the control to invite contributors to help you manage your website. It allows you to set individual permissions, from full admin to a trusted commenter, so you’re always in control of who can comment on and edit your content.

Be mobile-ready

Sure, your site looks great on a computer screen, but what about mobile? It’s not surprising that the number of mobile devices is set to exceed the world’s population in the near future. From 2011 the average smartphone usage nearly tripled, up from 55 MB/month last year to 150 MB/month in 2012. With each and every Squarespace template comes a unique mobile design so your work can shine on mobile platforms.

Try Squarespace 6, it’s free!

Head over to www.Squarespace.com for your free 14-day trial. After that, it’s just $8/month for a great looking website.

Want to learn how to point your domain to your Squarespace site? Simply follow the steps below:

If you’d like to create a domain forward from your Hover domain so that the url will look like this: www.yourdomain.com/blog, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Hover account.
  2. Click on the domain you want to redirect
  3. Go to forwards
  4. Click +Add new
  5. Enter a shortcut name and click “Mask This”
  6. Enter the url and click Save

To create a subdomain forward to your Squarespace site (blog.yourdomain.com) follow these steps:
Log into your Hover account.

  1. Click on the domain you want to redirect
  2. Go to forwards
  3. Click +Add new
  4. Enter a shortcut name and click “Mask This”
  5. click the make this a subdomain button
  6. Enter the url of your Shopify store and click Save

If your Squarespace site is your only website, a complete domain redirect is your best option:

  1. Log into your Hover account.
  2. Click on the domain you want to redirect
  3. Check your domain’s nameservers. If the nameservers are ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com, then you can skip to the next step. If your name servers are not set to Hover, click on the Edit button and change your name servers to ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com.
  4. Click on the DNS tab. Double check that your domain name’s A records are pointed at 64.99.80.30..
  5. Click on the Domain Details tab and then click on Edit in the Forward This Domain section.
  6. Select Yes to enable forwarding and then type the destination address in the “Forward to” text field

As usual, Hover domains start at just $15/year. A full list of all available domains can be found at www.Hover.com/pricing