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Framer vs Squarespace: What are the differences?

Developers describe Framer as "Turn static mockups into prototypes with animation & interaction". Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation. On the other hand, Squarespace is detailed as "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.

Framer can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design Tools" category, while Squarespace is grouped under "Website Builder".

Some of the features offered by Framer are:

  • Generate assets out of Photoshop to set up new projects.
  • Animate any layer in 3D space with spring physics and bezier curves.
  • Hardware accelerated for high frame rates, based on CSS transforms.

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

  • 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.

"Great for prototyping" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Framer, while over 32 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Squarespace.

Framer is an open source tool with 5.45K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Framer's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Squarespace has a broader approval, being mentioned in 419 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Framer, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of Framer
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    Great for prototyping
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    Free
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    Fast idea validation
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    Integrates right with Photoshop
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    Easy setup
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    Clean designs
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    Beautiful responsive themes
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    Easy ongoing maintenance
  • 3
    Live chat & 24/7 support team
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    No coding necessary

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Cons of Framer
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      Hard to use custom code

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    What is Framer?

    Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation.

    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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