Squarespace!

Doh, I’ve been so busy lately I forgot to announce to everyone who my benefactor was that came out of the blue and offered me a job! It was none other than Anthony Casalena of Squarespace. We actually had been collaborating on some ideas in the past and so when he noticed I was looking for a job on my site, he let me know he was looking for someone to help him with his company. As I mentioned at the time, it sounded way too good of an opportunity to pass up and I’m glad I took it because the simplicity of Squarespace is definitely keeping me focused on ensuring my ideas follow the same level of simplicity as well.

17 thoughts on “Squarespace!

  1. Joann, Thanks! I’ll try to do you proud! 🙂

    Craig, You kidding? How do you think I got the job? If there are things in Squarespace that you wish worked another way, let us/me know. As I said though, the key thing is maintaining the simplicity and ease of use while empowering the user at the same time.

  2. Hi,

    Congratulations on your new job. I’m a squarespace user and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! If you guys update the service blog more often then we can be kept up to date with what you guys are planning. I would love to get sneak peeks and stuff!

  3. Thanks Pam and Stacey-Ann! As for what we are planning, well we don’t often want to reveal too much because a lot of things are more ideas than concrete plans. Even if something is concrete, we still can’t give a definitive timeline on it because things are changing constantly.

  4. That’s fantastic news Nollind. I’m still looking for work. I’ll just mention that on your blog because you seem to get all the headhunters down here 😉

    Congratulations.

  5. Billy, Thanks for the welcome! Glad you’re enjoying Squarespace and, as Anthony said himself, hopefully the things we’ve got planned for the future will make it only more enjoyable to use.

    Emacle, don’t forget to mention you’re looking for work on your own site. How do you think Anthony knew I was looking for work and asked me if I wanted a job, even though I didn’t know he was looking for someone? I’d even create a side journal talking about your day to day quest in looking for work (i.e. what’s working, what’s not, what are you looking for, what do you have to offer, etc). I think you definitely have a lot to offer, you just need to present it in such a way that people can truly grasp your talents.

  6. And greetings from me here in Germany. I’m aware of some of the past-rumoured additions to Squarespace and very keen to know what’s around the corner. I have a number of ideas for improvements (on an already great service) too.

    R.

  7. Richard, if you have any suggestions or ideas, definitely feel free to recommend them to us on our Contact page (by selecting “I have a suggestion” from the drop down box).

    http://www.squarespace.com/contact/

    We are keeping a list of ideas but, of course, it takes time to introduce them. Also some of the ideas we get actually relate to one another so we try to integrate them together and introduce them as a group.

    As for knowing what’s around the corner, we’re always hesitant to do this because things always change. We don’t want to say we’re introducing something but then have a brainstorm which would make that idea obsolete because another idea can replace it. I guess it is similar to the computer gaming industry approach which is “it gets released when it’s done”. 🙂

    Whoa Michael! I’ll try my best to live up to that renewed faith! 🙂

  8. Michael, if you’ve made the “three column” suggestion to us via our contact form already (which I’m assuming you have) then you already know the response to that suggestion. It is definitely in the works but there isn’t a definitive date for its release.

    As I mentioned in my post above, maintaining a level of simplicity with every feature is our primary goal. Obviously people would really love to have features like “three column” support sooner than later but please believe me when I say we’re trying our best to get these features out to you as fast as we can.

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