Squarespace 7.1 is out and a ton of the things are new. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through changing the background overlay opacity of a section.
Index pages are a thing of the past in Squarespace 7.1. We must learn how to use sections. While I like the idea of sections better than pages under an index - the custom CSS is much harder to navigate.
In this video, I'll show you how to go about making custom css edits to a particular section.
The email read, “We just spent the last hour making fun of all the logo designs you sent.” I just sat there staring at my computer screen, the color draining from my face.
This forum looks much nicer and cleaner than the old one. I’m happy to see them investing in the community.
Here’s an interesting graphic that shows the percentage of people that use each browser.
Greet your members with a personal message after they log in. Something like, “Hi Will Myers, you look mighty handsome today.” This quick over view (with video) shows you how.
If a picture say’s a thousand words, icons say 100. And that’s 100 words of copy that you don’t need for your website.
Orion Icon Library doesn’t have a massive selection, but they have the everything else perfect. You can easily manipulate and change the colors and the downloading format is simple and clear. I have high hopes for this company, especially as they add more icons in the future. Definitely worth the $5 / mo for access.
Just finished a pretty in-depth article about my 4 favorite features in Squarespace Custom CSS. What CSS tips are you most interested in?
Gradients are all the rage. Here is a quick tutorial on how to get them up and running on SS.
I believe if you have a more thorough understanding of the code, you'll be better and quicker at building websites, so I try to teach you how to do things yourself rather than just giving you the code.
From Colin Lecher at the Verge:
The Equifax breach exposed the personal information of 147 million people, giving many consumers a chance at some cash. But as the FTC points out, “all 147 million people” can make a claim on that $31 million, and many apparently have. The agency says “millions” have already filed a claim online.
At best, if 1 million people have filed a claim, we’ll each get $31. This was a $700 million settlement, I’m very curious what happened to the other $669 million. I’m sure to the charity of Equifax’s choice. 🙄
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Mark Cuban: I’m not against cryptocurrency at all. I’m not against the distributed nature of cryptocurrency. I think the idea that there’s no central control is kind of overblown because there are so many forks and there are so many changes and administrational issues that you know there’s always some external factor forcing control. But the problem I have with Facebook is that Facebook is in a unique position with over 2.2 billion worldwide users.
By having those tentacles everywhere globally, they have the opportunity to be more impactful in countries where there is less stability. And when you get a company like Facebook, with the power and leverage and the financial resources that they have, putting their tentacles into — not to pick on Africa, but African countries that have less stable currencies and governments — that can create issues that can lead to people dying. And so if Facebook were to say, “We’re going to start off the United States with Libra” or “We’re going to start off in the United States and Canada and Western Europe.” Fine, go for it. Let’s see what happens. But when you look to extend that into 2.2 billion users globally, the law of unintended consequences is inevitable, and most likely, it’s going to be a negative output.
Very similar to what we talked about on our podcast the other week. I bet he listens…😬
Squarespace 7.1 was released on July 11th. Don’t let the ‘.1‘ fool you though, this is a pretty substantial update to how you will be designing websites.
I’ve been working on rebuilding my own company’s website, OTIS.soltions, for a while and when I saw 7.1 come out, I decided to totally scrap the 7.0 build and start in 7.1. So this article is coming from experience.
From the Verge:
The FTC this morning posted the claim website, where you can both check if you were affected by the company’s breach and fill out the relatively simple form that lets you specify to which claims you feel entitled. Thankfully, it is not operated by Equifax, but by the settlement administrator JND, which handles these types of sprawling class action and corporate bankruptcy cases that may eventually involve millions of people filing claims. The website can be found here.
I went through the process yesterday and it took me maybe 5 minutes. I’ll update when (and if) I receive my $125 check though…
Have you ever found yourself pondering the vast similarities between Facebook, the Church, and Daenerys Targaryen? No? Well you’re going to when we dive into FB’s new ventures in cryptocurrency and the potential impact (good and bad) of a messianic purpose driven leader (enter Mark Z./the Pope/Mother of Dragons). Also, Squarespace just released version 7.1, and it’s making us rethink everything about business and life (kinda). We’ll go into the good, the bad, the ugly of the new update and where we think Squarespace is heading.
Delta won’t discuss results of the free trials. But Delta chief executive Ed Bastian has made it clear he wants to offer free Wi-Fi. “Our goal is to make Wi-Fi free with high-speed quality,” Mr. Bastian said in a Barron’s interview in June. “It will take another year or two to make that happen.”
That’s left other airlines trying to figure how they’ll respond, says Oakleigh Thorne, chief executive of Gogo, which provides Wi-Fi service to about half the airline industry. Some are considering partial free: free email and web surfing, but with video streaming as an added cost, for example.
“All airlines have talked about free at some point. Some of them fear it. Some of them think it’s an opportunity,” Mr. Thorne says.
Let me tell you, it will become free at some point. This is a race to the bottom (from a pricing standpoint), but i can’t imagine how the first movers on this wouldn’t gain market share.
Glad to see Delta is moving on this and has plans to get it to where it needs to be in a couple years. Seems crazy to me to that we can land rockets on a floating dock, but not offer affordable (or preferably free) WiFi on a plane.
On the evening of August 17th, 1959 at he Rock Creek Campground in Cameron Montana, 19 people were buried alive by a massive mudslide caused by an earthquake. When it was all said and done, a total of 28 people passed away from the mudslide.
The mudslide damed up the creek that was running through the campground. The rising creek water added chaos to the rescue workers in an already chaotic scene. The barren trees in the creek are an ominous reminder of what happened some 60 years back.
The new lake was dubbed, "Quake Lake".
(1) German Domains (.ge); (2) New Email Campaign Features; (3) More on the Squarespace App; (4) Business Information Panel Updates.