Second test blog post

Success! Most of the dummy site is formed and things are becoming more intuitive. It's clear that Squarespace has absolutely masses of potential but the learning curve is vicious, and much trial-and-error is needed, there really is no easy way of learning it besides on the job.

Check out this fancy caption that pops up on hovering your cursor

I'm guessing some parts of Sideburn online will stay fragmented until the dust settles and we're brave enough to make the full switch. Even then, if it works, the need to consolidate everything under the Squarespace banner may not even be necessary, but that's a call for Gary and Ben to make.

Squarespace's adaptive ability is amazing though, there's no two ways about it. From desktop to tablet to smart phone, it's useable in so many ways. In a lot of ways, it makes the old site look exactly that – old.

Hello Squarespace.

So here we are, the first ever test run of the new Sideburn site blog feature. Week 1, day... 4? Day 5? I can't remember, it could be more. It feels like I've been in the Squarespace bubble forever and the old grey matter has taken a bit of a beating. But hell, how far have we come? A day of faffing about to reduce some space between images. Another day to get a slideshow up on the header. Umpteen hours of trial and error going through all of Squarespace's 36 different templates. 

Some boring but strangely exciting shit, right there.

Some boring but strangely exciting shit, right there.

But it's all good. We've got momentum. Things work and they look clean and slick on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

There's new features to try to implement too, like this blog you're reading; A contact form; A shop and the necessary payment set-up ; And then the task of tying it in to the correct domain.

I'm not kidding myself it's going to be easy – it's not. There is ambitious targets but hey, what doesn't kill you, makes you more grey, right?