Leaflet vs Squarespace

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Leaflet vs Squarespace: What are the differences?

What is Leaflet? JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.

What is 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.

Leaflet belongs to "Mapping APIs" category of the tech stack, while Squarespace can be primarily classified under "Website Builder".

Some of the features offered by Leaflet are:

  • Tile layers
  • Drag panning with inertia
  • Scroll wheel zoom

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.

"Light weight" is the top reason why over 22 developers like Leaflet, while over 32 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Squarespace.

Leaflet is an open source tool with 25.2K GitHub stars and 4.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Leaflet's open source repository on GitHub.

Accenture, Avocode, and Runscope are some of the popular companies that use Squarespace, whereas Leaflet is used by Foursquare, NationBuilder, and Arabiaweather Inc.. Squarespace has a broader approval, being mentioned in 419 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Leaflet, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 37 developer stacks.

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Pros of Leaflet
Pros of Squarespace
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    Light weight
  • 21
    Free
  • 11
    Evolutive via plugins
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    Strong community
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    OpenStreetMap
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    Easy API
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    Choice of map providers
  • 2
    Alternative to Google Maps
  • 36
    Easy setup
  • 31
    Clean designs
  • 8
    Beautiful responsive themes
  • 6
    Easy ongoing maintenance
  • 3
    Live chat & 24/7 support team
  • 1
    No coding necessary

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Cons of Leaflet
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      Hard to use custom code

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    What is Leaflet?

    Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.

    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 Leaflet and Squarespace?
    OpenLayers
    An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
    Google Maps
    Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
    OpenStreetMap
    OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
    Mapbox
    We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
    Leaf
    Leaf is a Machine Intelligence Framework engineered by software developers, not scientists. It was inspired by the brilliant people behind TensorFlow, Torch, Caffe, Rust and numerous research papers and brings modularity, performance and portability to deep learning. Leaf is lean and tries to introduce minimal technical debt to your stack.
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