Months ago, I received a coveted email invite to try out Squarespace version 6, in the beta stage. Already a loyal fan of Squarespace, I was swooning even though there were limited beta templates up and not all functions were working yet. I tinkered along created a few mock up sites along the way and today I’m finally ready to introduce you to That Odd Mom’s new home where I can be simplistic on some fronts and wow on others. Let’s check it out.
My main sidebar on the left is shown across my site. It is home to my navigation, search function, links to my twitter, Facebook and Google accounts and a button leading you to a great cause, No Kid Hungry. This awesome little bar is static and stays put while you scroll my site.
My blog sidebar is only present when you are visiting the blog and contains all of the normal goodies you expect to find in a blog sidebar.
My new landing page is one that I hope brings the wow. If you’ve ever paid attention to my designs in the past, I like to make a statement, but I’m not big on clutter.
My home page is simple, with links to topics I blog about up top, a few blog snippets and a glimpse of my twitter feed.
The beauty of easy column placement from V6 can be found on
my About Me page. For someone with more design talents than me, this has to be
an AMAZING feature, I love it too. (You can even easily work with columns within your blog post too! Do a nerdy jump for joy with me!) SEE --->
My contact me page has a built in form that automatically emails me and backs up the data.
My Blog Frog Community, Odd Mom’s Unite is still easily embedded.
Now I can easily place my Legal Jargon in an easy to view location while keeping the font smaller than the main navigation. Love it!