Quick Study FAQ

Can I really build a whole website in 2 days?

Much of the planning & building process will take place BEFORE the workshop. Use the Quick Study Workbook to guide you through setting up your Squarespace site, planning the content for your website and creating the pages you’ll need.

I’m not super tech savvy, can I still use Squarespace?

If you use a computer every day and are comfortable with basic technical tasks (using email and word processing software, social media, generalized apps), you can use Squarespace.

Squarespace is designed with the ease of the ordinary user in mind: you don’t have to write or edit code in order to work with the site. Squarespace has a “what you see is what you get”, drag-and-drop style editor that allows you to see how the changes look as you’re making them. And if you encounter any problems with your site after the workshop is over, Squarespace has excellent customer support to assist you.

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How much does Squarespace cost?

Squarespace has several different options for website plans, ranging from $5 – $26/month, depending on your needs. More info can be found here and on the Squarespace website.

What do I need to do before the workshop starts?

1) Fill out the Quick Study Workbook (available soon). This is important because planning out the pages of your website is an essential step in the process.

2) Sign up for a Squarespace* account. There are several different options for pricing depending on your needs. If you have any questions about which is right for you, please feel free to contact Christel at christel@forestfriend.ca.

*Note: Squarespace offers a free seven-day trial.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

Your laptop*, a pen & paper, the content (images, graphics, text) for your website. You will also need to sign up for a free account at the Halifax Library in order to connect to the wifi.

Please note: You will need to bring your own computer to this workshop. While Squarespace can be used with any computer and any web browser, it’s best to learn on a machine you’re familiar with.