NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 9, 2007
-- Full Site Search: For the first time bloggers will have access to a fully developed search function that accurately operates across all of a website's content types, including blog posts, discussion forums, FAQs, photo galleries and standard webpages. Squarespace search can also operate on protected areas of a site and index content as soon as it is published, a distinct advantage over search engine solutions which only update as frequently as a site is indexed.
-- Integrated Form Building: Users with no programming knowledge can finally create complex online forms easily, allowing users to address the difficult problem of capturing and analyzing data from their customer base.
-- FAQ Component: Website owners can now tackle their audience's most common problems using Squarespace's new FAQ component. Publish questions and answers in a search engine friendly format that is as easy to manage as a blog post.
-- Integrated Forums: Rather than go through the pains of installing separate software for a message board or hosting it on a third party domain, Webmasters and bloggers alike are now able to host a discussion forum within Squarespace just as they would a photo gallery or guestbook.
-- Google Maps Component: Users can add Google Maps to their site and highlight the location of offices, meetups or other events for their readers
"Every addition, tweak and new feature we add is always in answer to the question, 'What software would we want to use?' Ultimately, we hope to stay two steps ahead of need and one step ahead of desire. I think we've accomplished that with these latest updates," said Anthony Casalena, founder and CEO of Squarespace. "By adding these new building blocks in version 4.0, Squarespace members will have the flexibility to easily build the kind of robust, full-featured sites that were previously only available in more complex content management systems."
Version 4.0 makes it even easier to concurrently manage blog and website content, enhancing Squarespace's intuitive in-line editing ability, and creating Web publishing's first true online What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) interface.
Serving more than 85 million page views per month, Squarespace takes pride in its reliable load balancing and clustering infrastructure. Hosting packages range from $7 to $65 per month, and are available for individuals or businesses. Enterprise users can also take advantage of Squarespace's customized support and bandwidth plans for $175 per month.
Squarespace makes website publishing software for perfectionists. A subscription-based service, Squarespace offers a friction-free solution to manage feature-rich websites and blogs together in the same platform. Individuals and businesses are given the flexibility to design a site to their exact needs without having the technical know-how or budget for a content management system or web development firm. Founded in 2003 by Anthony Casalena, the Squarespace platform manages thousands of personal and business sites, and currently serves more than one billion hits per year for clients on its network. For more information, visit http://www.squarespace.com.