By: Alex Futo 

Web design is a daunting but necessary task for any business in this digital age. Common website building buzzwords like “CSS,” “HTML,” or “Javascript” can be very intimidating to the novice web designer that doesn’t have any computer coding skills. With no experience in web design or web development, where do you turn to when you want to create a visually stunning, functional website for your business?

Well, if you’re looking to design or completely revamp your business’s website, odds are you’ve either used or stumbled across WordPress and Squarespace as the digital world’s leading content management systems (CMS). In fact, according to W3Techs, WordPress runs 35% of all websites on the internet; it is undisputedly the most popular website building platform on the web. In comparison, Squarespace powers approximately 1.6% of all websites. 

Regardless, both content management systems (CMS) have their pros and cons, and people are entitled to their own opinion and website building preferences. We’re going to break them down for you to see which platform will work best to design your business’s website.

User-Friendliness

using content management system to design a new website

Both WordPress and Squarespace were designed to help the novice web designer build a website with little to no coding background. Squarespace takes this idea a step further by curating a drag-and-drop web design experience that is more visually and creatively driven with its style editor. WordPress, on the other hand, can be more technical, requiring more of a learning curve; but with practice, you should be able to design a fully functional, customizable website that fits your business’s vision to a T. 

To put it simply: Squarespace is more user-friendly, with drag-and-drop features that make it easy to visually conceptualize your website, while WordPress is more technical with extensive custom options that can be overwhelming to beginne