Acuity Scheduling is an online tool for scheduling appointments. You can have a booking calendar on your website (or just link to it from your site) and there’s also the option to schedule paid appointments.Read More
Last weekend I started a mini collection of phone wallpapers that I designed and then put on my Instagram Stories for anyone to download to their phone. And now you can download them right here too!Read More
I love a business tools post, don’t you? Finding out what tools other business owners use to run their business? I first wrote a post on the software and apps I use in my business about a year ago but thought it was time to write an updated version as a few key ones have changed. So here you go with the 2019 run down.Read More
A favicon is the little image that shows up in your browser tab next to the page title. If you’re like me and usually have about 20 tabs open, a favicon really makes the tab stand out as you can quickly recognise which website is hiding behind that tab.Read More
You’ve seen the phrase ‘link in bio’ on Instagram hundreds of times. But you can only have one link in your Instagram bio so what if you want to direct your followers to a variety of pages on your website?Read More
Everybody loves a discount don’t they! However, unlike many companies, Squarespace aren’t in the habit of offering varying discounts from time to time. The good news is that the discounts they do offer are always available, so it’s good to know you’re not likely to miss out if you don’t ‘act now’!
There are times when you may want to upload a file to Squarespace to be hosted there. For example, if you’ve made a freebie pdf you want a place to keep it so that you can let your subscribers have a link for them to get access to it and download for their own use.Read More
I thought I would be diving headlong into September full of inspiration and motivation. But on day one of being home alone without the children last week, I found myself pretty much aimless.Read More
Rich pins provide more context about an idea because they show extra information directly on a pin. This information is metadata from the page on the website that the pin is pinned from.
There are four types of rich pin: app, recipe, product and article.Read More
Whether you’re hiring someone to design your new website or you’re going to do it yourself, you need to get organised before the work on the new site starts. This post sets out the things that I’d suggest you have ready or think about before the start date - it will make life much easier when the website is being put together and should also speed up the process.
If you’re new to Every September you may not realise that, until July 2018, this business was called Louise Maidment Creative. When I announced the new name, I promised I would be writing a blog post to explain how I came to make the change and why I’ve called my business Every September.Read More
This post sets out the steps you need to take so that you can hide pinnable images in your blog posts. Obviously any image can be pinned on Pinterest but what I mean are images that are ideal for Pinterest, ie vertical.Read More
Dubsado is a fantastic system for creative businesses but like anything new, it can be a little daunting when you start using it. What should you do first to get your systems up and running?Read More
In February 2018 I started a new business, in an area that’s pretty new to me. I’m a Squarespace website designer. I also do modern calligraphy and sell cards and prints; make and sell lampshades; am a wife and mum to two girls, and just about manage to run the house. Nothing unusual there really - we’re all juggling our lives to some extent or other.Read More
There's no doubt that Squarespace treats images beautifully and showcases them so well on your website. However, you need to make sure you get a few things right before you upload your images, which will make life easier later on. Nothing too onerous! But it’s good to get into a routine of remembering which size your images should be so that you can have all of that ready in advance.Read More
I am a complete systems geek and love finding tools and apps that help me to run my business as smoothly as possible. Here are 10 of them that I really couldn't manage without - well I'm sure I could but I would be in a world of chaos and my business would be an unorganised mess! So here goes.Read More
My new website only launched at the end of August this year. I had spent weeks and weeks over the summer tinkering away with my gorgeous Wordpress theme to get to the point where I could press “launch”. Yet within a couple of weeks I just wasn’t happy with it.Read More