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Color Choosing in Squarespace

Choosing colors for a new Squarespace site ironically is made much easier
if you find good ways to limit your options. Otherwise the 16+ million
colors from the color wheels become overwhelming....



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Border Lines

Underscore hovers are a fun way to add color and dynamism to your Squarespace site. Just a line or two of CSS are all you need to spice up your site's menu with an underscore hover effect that tracks the cursor and engages the viewer's attention as s/he sweeps across your available menu items.

An Example in the Native Template

Figure 1 shows an example in the Native template. The example is generated with default settings that are straight from creating a new site. There's no hover effect yet. My cursor is on the middle menu item, and the only visual indication is a slight "dimming" of that item.

Border Lines

Generate underscore hovers on links in your site menu with CSS border
settings. When doing so you may need to adjust padding versus margin to
control whether and how far your underscore hover...



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Safeguarding Your Domain

Brand identity from a domain name is valuable. Small organizations with volunteer-built websites risk damage to their brand and loss of audience due to misunderstanding the nature of Internet domain names and how to manage them. Those responsible for the Internet presence of such organizations should take pains to understand that domain names are long-term assets to be protected in order to safeguard the organization’s identity on the Internet.

Losing the Asset

One scenario is that a small organization stands up a website and invests in promoting their domain name – to get visitors to their home page – only to lose control over that domain name for one or a combination of reasons:

  • The site is moved to a new provider and the old name is left behind

  • There is a lack of understanding that a name can point to the new site

  • The old provider makes it difficult to assume control of the name

Safeguarding Your Domain

Brand identity from a domain name is valuable. Small organizations with
volunteer-built websites are often at risk for losing control over their
names. Protect your organization's name by treating...



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Choosing Squarespace

Squarespace is a drag-and-drop website-builder for small organizations and
creative professionals wanting a polished and functional web presence.
Squarespace sites are quick to create and then...



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Choosing Squarespace

Squarespace is a drag-and-drop website-builder for small organizations and creative professionals wanting a polished and functional web presence. Squarespace sites are quick to create and then “just work” without any worries over ongoing maintenance or version updates.

The Use Case

The web is replete with stale websites that are all but abandoned after the initial build. The common scenario I see is of a site developed in a rush of enthusiasm by someone having just enough technical knowledge to stand up a web presence on a platform like WordPress or GetSimple. Perhaps a volunteer burns the midnight oil for a few weeks. Such effort cannot be sustained. Updates bottleneck on the one person who can make them. In short order, the site goes stale. 

Helping to Advance your Career

Do you want to advance your career? Help someone else advance theirs. The
more people you drag up the ladder behind you, the faster you go. 



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Helping to Advance your Career

One of the best ways to advance in your field is to help others advance in your field. It's a surprising truth brought home to me again just now while working with Darl Kuhn and Tom Kyte on an upcoming article for the IOUG SELECT Journal

The year is 1979. It's summer before my senior year in high-school, and my mother has gone out of her way to arrange a college course for me in COBOL programming. (Bless you mom, for doing that). I’m at Henry Ford Community College. My instructor is John Rostek. Three classmates are also high-school students, and the rest are adults looking for better jobs and career changes. It’s an evening course.

John Kaitschuck – I still remember his name – is the youngest of us high-school students. He plans to become a doctor. Curious, I ask why, and his answer slams into me like a ton of bricks:

Jay Whaaaat?<br#x3E;The Magic of jQuery in Squarespace

jQuery is a powerful JavaScript framework by which to examine a page's HTML
and add new content or change the page's structure. Use it with site
generators such as Squarespace to make design...



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