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When it comes to creating a website, there are two main options. Build from scratch, or build with a content management system (CMS). Using a CMS like Squarespace allows you create a website without needing to write a single line of code. Simply pick a template, hit publish, and there you have it: a shiny new website.

While CMS platforms like Squarespace start you off with a template, a freelance Squarespace developer can customize the site and create something tailor-made for your business, without breaking the bank.



Reuben Whitehouse is a designer/developer from Berlin, and is one of our most active members. He's completed nearly 20 projects, and we've heard only the best from his clients. I really enjoyed this website he did for a Montreal-based bakery: http://hofkelsten.com/ and for Reach Digital: http://rocketfuelled.com/projects/reach-digital/. Check out more of Reuben's work on his Crew profile: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/17315

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Currently sharing his time between New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles, Justin Raymond Merino founded kulturspace, a creative agency who unites the talents of designers, storytellers, branding mavericks and innovative strategists from around the world. She how they can develop a strategic creative partnership to craft your brand identity and learn more about their work here: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/66858

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Not sure if Squarespace is the best CMS for your website? Here are a few other popular CMS tools:

  • Shopify – For building an online store
  • Tumblr – For portfolios and sharing visual content
  • WordPress – For marketing websites and blogs

Should you hire a freelance Squarespace developer, or build from scratch?

While websites created on CMSs have incredible versatility, they also come with some drawbacks. Here are a few pros and cons of building your website with a template vs. building from the ground up.

Pros of building your website on Squarespace

If you’re building a blog, marketing site or simple online shop, a CMS like Squarespace is a great option. It includes many pre-built features, meaning you won’t have put a huge budget towards developing those elements. On top of that, you can customize certain parts of the design, so your website will look totally custom-made.

Ultimately, the main benefits of creating your site with a CMS is that in can be built faster, and cheaper.

Much of our site is actually built using a CMS, and Om Malik, who trusted Crew to build his new site, used a CMS as well. And as you can see, it’s pretty damn sharp.

Om Malik's new site

“I’ve worked with a lot of designers and there’s often a lot of drama. Things don’t get done on time, etc… But Brian just nailed it. He’s been very good at making everything work for me and just everything is amazing.”
–Om Malik

Cons of building your website on Squarespace

When you use a platform like Squarespace, what you save money and time, you lose in flexibility.
Website building tools are always improving and become more robust, but there’s a point where CMS-built sites just don’t do the trick. Case in point: Groupon. The daily-deal website was initially built on Squarespace, but they eventually had to switch to a fully custom site to meet their needs.

Think about what you need today, and what you want for tomorrow

If you’re testing your idea with customers or have a limited budget, a tool like Squarespace or Shopify can be a great option.

That said, it’s important to keep the limitations in mind, as the features you want to add to your site down the line may not be available in a CMS. Hiring a freelance Squarespace developer can help build a quality website to test your business or idea. Then, once you know you’re onto something, you can invest more resources into a custom website.

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Over the past 4 years, websites and apps created a freelance Squarespace developer or designer have been used by millions. Startups like Blubel, Zipbooks and Companion turned to Crew to make websites that stand out from the masses, and we helped Eventbrite update their web app that’s done over $1.5 billion in ticket sales.

Crew’s hand-picked team of freelance Squarespace developers and designers have won the industry’s top awards, built products used by tens of millions of people, and have worked for the world’s biggest companies including Apple, Google, Uber, Dropbox.

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