Builder vs Squarespace

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Squarespace vs Builder: What are the differences?

Squarespace: Everything You Need To Create An Exceptional Website. Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out; Builder: *Drag and drop page building for any site *. It is the first and only headless CMS with full drag and drop editing. It supports many frameworks like Angular, Vue, React, Preact etc.

Squarespace and Builder can be primarily classified as "Website Builder" tools.

Some of the features offered by Squarespace are:

  • SELL ANYTHING- Easily add a store to any Squarespace website and start selling physical and digital goods immediately.
  • PAINLESS STORE MANAGEMENT- Manage your inventory, process customer orders, print packing slips, and customize emails all in one intuitive interface.
  • BUILD BETTER PAGES WITH LAYOUTENGINE- LayoutEngine technology gives you the freedom to create visually rich pages with any configuration of text, images, products, and content blocks. Simply drag and drop your content exactly where you want and we'll automatically align them in a perfect grid.

On the other hand, Builder provides the following key features:

  • Dynamic pages
  • Ab testing
  • Localization and Targeting

Builder is an open source tool with 173 GitHub stars and 24 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Builder's open source repository on GitHub.

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      Clean designs
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      Beautiful responsive themes
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      Easy ongoing maintenance
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      Live chat & 24/7 support team
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      No coding necessary

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    Cons of Builder
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        Hard to use custom code

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      What is Builder?

      It is the first and only headless CMS with full drag and drop editing. It supports many frameworks like Angular, Vue, React, Preact etc.

      What is Squarespace?

      Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out.

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      What are some alternatives to Builder and Squarespace?
      Elementor
      Create beautiful websites using a simple, intuitive drag and drop Interface.It offers pixel perfect design, yet produces 100% clean code. Take your design vision and turn it into a stunning custom-made website. It's fast and easy.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
      Architect
      Create, deploy, and maintain next-generation AWS cloud function-based serverless infrastructure with full local, offline workflows, and more.
      Wix
      Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.
      Weebly
      Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
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      Reviews of Builder and Squarespace
      Information Technology Directory at Off the Mat, Into the World
      Review of
      Squarespace

      I inherited the SquareSpace site I support. SquareSpace may be great if all you want is a really pretty site; it's great for that. But if you use commerce and need anything more than the simplest transactions, SquareSpace will be the bain of your existence. I have it in my stack because it's my job to use and maintain it, not because I like it. The documentation is rudimentary at best, there is no published API, and tech support won't help you if you use "developer mode" - which is a must if you want to do anything more than the simplest modifications. Speaking of which, I've found the tech support to be consistently lackluster; opening a ticket is most often nothing more than an exercise in frustration. Most problems I've reported are treated as if they are a feature request rather than something broken - "we're considering adding that feature in the future" is the common response.

      The quality of available data (especially for commerce) and ease of integration with other services is also deplorable. I spend the majority of my time developing workarounds for the lack of features, customization and integration that are the hallmark of this platform.

      I will move my workplace off of this platform as soon as if feasible.

      How developers use Builder and Squarespace
      Analytical Informatics uses
      Squarespace

      Squarespace hosts our website for ease of management and with beautiful design.

      Navarik uses
      Squarespace

      Squarespace powers our public website