My Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Started with Squarespace

My Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Started with Squarespace

I wrote my first Squarespace blog post series back in 2015.

I covered everything from how to set up pages and navigation to how to use Squarespace blocks, Squarespace SEO and metrics, setting up a blog and shop, and customizing your Squarespace website.

And even though these posts are 3 years old, they continue to be some of the most popular on my site. You may have even stumbled across Elle & Company for the first time through one of them!

But Squarespace has continued to change and grow since then, so it’s time for an update.

Over the next several weeks I’ll be walking you through a brand new Squarespace series. I’ll expand on the how-to posts, include new updates, and share about topics I haven’t yet covered.

If you’re currently using Squarespace for your website or plan to get your Squarespace site up and running in the coming months, you won’t want to miss these posts!

I’m Back (With Some Exciting Elle & Company Updates)!

I’m Back (With Some Exciting Elle & Company Updates)!

I’m back!

After a restful 3 months of maternity leave with my baby boy, I’m slowly easing back into the swing of things with Elle & Company.

And as you may have noticed, things look a little different around here!

There are all kinds of website and content updates to share, and many of you have asked me what my plans are for running a business while staying home with a little one.

I’m excited to fill you in on all of the above!

An Inside Look at How I’m Preparing for Maternity Leave

An Inside Look at How I’m Preparing for Maternity Leave

We’re a little less than 2 weeks from our baby boy’s due date! 

And while I’ve shared about my pregnancy a little bit on social media and in my newsletter, I think this might be the first time I’ve mentioned it on the blog.

I’m thrilled to embark on this new chapter and plan to take 3 months off to soak it all in and adjust to life with a little one.

I have exciting plans for my return (like website updates and a new Squarespace series!), but I wanted to share how I’m preparing for some time away before I disappear for a few months.

7 Simple Ways to Start Creating Better Business Graphics

7 Simple Ways to Start Creating Better Business Graphics

Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest, come across some gorgeous business graphics (hello, Rifle Paper Company!), and thought to yourself: “I could never do that. I just don’t have the design eye”?

While most people may be able to spot good design and bad design, few know exactly what makes some graphics more visually appealing than others.

And for that reason, they don’t think they have a “design eye.”

But designing eye-catching graphics isn’t a guessing game!

There’s 7 simple design fundamentals that can instantly make your work look more professional (even if you didn’t go to design school), and I’m sharing about them in this blog post! 

Regardless of your design experience, you’ll be able to take these 7 rules of thumb and implement them the next time you’re sitting in front of Illustrator or Canva, frustrated by the vision in your head not coming to life on the screen.