Squarespace today announced the public availability of Squarespace 6, a complete overhaul of its successful website creation platform. The Squarespace 6 platform adds over 50 new features to Squarespace’s core service, including LayoutEngine, a transformative technology for building web pages. Other features include sophisticated media management, a new blogging engine, deep social network integration, Facebook page publishing, real-time statistics, a new commenting system, multiple author support, and more. The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates that reflect a relentless focus on cutting-edge user interactions coupled with timeless design.
“By developing the entire architecture internally, from the underlying server platform all the way up to the interface for users to drop an image onto a page, Squarespace is able to achieve an unprecedented level of control over the experience of creating and hosting a website. This end-to-end control allows Squarespace to deliver the best website creation tools on the web, which in turn enable the most sophisticated and modern customer websites in the industry.”
At the heart of Squarespace 6 is LayoutEngine, a revolutionary new page building technology. This new system allows anyone to create visually rich pages within the browser that scales to any screen size, from mobile devices to desktops. LayoutEngine is capable of producing responsive designs that typically require a high level of design expertise as well as a high degree of programming experience. Now these designs can be built within minutes by anyone who can drag and drop content blocks onto a page.
Squarespace 6 is integrated with the most popular services on the web. Any page or gallery from a Squarespace website can be published directly to a Facebook page. Blog posts can be pushed to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Content from services including Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, and Dropbox can be synced to any Squarespace website. Other integrations include Google Analytics, Aviary, and Disqus.
The new Squarespace 6 is available today starting at $8 per month with 24/7 support and a free custom domain.
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