>What do you think of Squarespace.com?
Never heard of them before.
They seem incredibly self-absorbed as only New Yorkers can be.
The software is not Open Source so you will lose everything if you ever leave them.
They use “grid” technology. While grid is great for stability (everything is mirrored), it is terrible for storage space because what you put on one computer you have to copy onto multiple ones (ie: they are forced to limit your storage space pretty severely).
Anyone who designs a site with a black background and white/grey text cares more about look than function. They want to appear cool but do not care if you can actually read the content. For photo sites, that is fine. For a site that wants you to read their proposition, it makes no sense. I can imagine the folks who run this company are very cool and trendy and probably know their technology. So what? That does not mean their platform will help you build a scalable business site that will actually make your business money because it conforms to internet standards.
I find these closed-system solutions to be a throw-back to the bad-old-days before standards really took off. I would not recommend this type of system to anyone now. In the end, you are locked into their platform and all of your work will be wasted if you chose to migrate away. They will get you up quickly but you will never be able to leave.