I'm a fan of having all your written content (and images) ready before you build out a website, but for these 'Learn by Doing' blog posts & videos, we skip that part and go straight to the site build.
But first, decide on a website goal!
To build an art gallery style Squarespace website, I 'pretended' to own an art gallery that also offers art workshops and 'wine and cheese' style events.
The main website goal for my 'art gallery/studio' is to encourage local site visitors to take an art workshop, view an exhibit or book an appointment.
As mentioned above, I looked for inspiration from renowned national and local art museums to see what they highlight on their home pages.
Based on this inspiration, I believe that to achieve this goal, I would need:
- A banner image and info showcasing the latest exhibition.
- A section with relevant info such as opening hours and location
- Categorized images with clickthrough links that encourage people to read other parts of the website
- A blog and events listing section
The sorry-it's-17-minutes-long-but-worth-a-watch video below walks you through the process of building a home index page with the above elements.
Watch the Video on How to Create a Squarespace Art Gallery Style Website
Recap: The 8 Squarespace blocks and elements you need to build an art gallery website on Squarespace.
- Banner Image
- Spacer Blocks
- Gallery Page in Split Layout Style
- Event and Blog pages
- List-style Summary Block
- And all the other basic building blocks of Squarespace - text, image, video blocks, etc.
No code required!
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