If you’ve ever heard an ad for Squarespace, you know it’s easy to create a website. A simple, beautiful single page all your own has become a must have for any emerging designer, artist, entrepreneur, or brand. And for good reason. It’s a modern day business card.
If you’re like me, you set one up, paid your monthly fee, and forgot about it while you tried and figured out how to build an audience and social media following — something that’s getting harder and harder to do for just about anyone outside of the Kardashians.
Getting your Squarespace site up and running takes time, and while you’re getting it all spiffy, you’re missing out on potential visitors. The solution? A “Coming Soon” or “Under Construction” page that can act as a placeholder until your site is ready for its public debut. Squarespace doesn’t have a specific page type for this, but there’s one we can adapt very easily — the cover page.
Cover pages are designed to be standalone, with no navigation bar to link to any other pages on your site, so you can rest assured that visitors won’t start browsing your incomplete site (though I still recommend disabling your other pages while you work on them, in case someone tries typing /about or /blog into your URL to see what’s there):