I realised recently that the last time I carried out a design update for Bright.Bazaar was almost two(!) years ago in 2012. At that time I moved from Blogger to WordPress and while that move certainly gave me more flexibility with Bright.Bazaar’s design than I’d had before, I’ve never really fallen in love with the platform. During a recent conversation with my friends Susan and William we came to talk about Squarespace and how they were obsessed with how easy it was to use to create a stylish looking *and* easy to update site. I was intrigued to find out more so I hot-footed my way over the internet cobbles to Squarespace to hunt out some examples of blogs and websites using the platform.
These five sites instantly caught my eye because of their clean, modern and effortlessly chic aesthetic. For me there’s a definite shift happening in blogging, by which I mean blogs, rather than the ever popularising additional social channels. The way we consume content has changed and there’s no longer a hunger for daily editorial content on a blog as one can interact with a blog author across various other channels. That’s what makes these Squarespace designs so brilliant – they make templates that are perfect for cleaner, fresher and down-right-easier-to-read blogs. After all, I don’t think a monthly archive widget is relevant anymore, for example. I’m really tempted to redesign Bright.Bazaar so it just highlights my visual aesthetic without too much ‘noise’, and in a format that’s suited to today’s way of consuming content onto the go. I’m really excited for Bright.Bazaar 3.0 and can’t wait to share it with you. In the meantime, if you’re as tempted as I am to make the jump over to Squarespace, then you’re in luck because the guys at their HQ are kindly offering Bright.Bazaar readers 10% off with the code: BAZAAR10. Have a brilliant weekend, folks!