SquareSpace 6 and Should I Migrate Over or Not

My site uses SquareSpace. SquareSpace v5 to exact. I have been using it for almost three years. Just recently the people at SquareSpace released a new version of SquareSpace: SquareSpace 6.

Existing SquareSpace 5 users can migrate over the SquareSpace 6 for free. SquareSpace 6 has all kinds of new widgets, tools, templates, and layout options, but the reality is that I don’t use half of the widgets and tools that are available in SquareSpace 5.

I can’t decide on whether to bother about migrating my site from SquareSpace 5 to SquareSpace 6 or not. It means picking a new SquareSpace 6 template and then spending a few hours (which will probably end up more like being a whole day) setting it up how I want it to look and then migrating all my content over. And the new site will not look the same as the old site because of the feature and template differences in SquareSpace 6 templates; and I have sort of grown to like the way my site currently looks.

However one of the neat tricks of SquareSpace 6 is that the pages automatically adjust themselves to best fit the browser window. So for those people that like to work with a full-screen width browser on a desktop computer then the the SquareSpace 6 site will adjust to work full width. Similarly if the site is being viewed on a tablet PC in portrait mode then SquareSpace will juggle things around and automatically adjust the site to fit that space. Ditto if the site is being viewed on a mobile phone (that would be a cell phone in America).

This does seem like a useful feature, especially with Windows 8 coming out in a few months and its “immersive experience” in Metro mode. Which is just another way of saying everything opens in full screen mode in Metro mode on Windows 8.

SquareSpace 6 also has a very slick embedded gallery option for showing photographs. This would be useful if I ever got around to taking more photographs that I wanted to share with my (less than 100) regular readers.

Bother, bother . . . It is hard to know what to do . . .

BarryMark