2019 Squarespace Template Comparison Chart

Squarespace Template Comparison Chart

**AS OF JULY 11, 2019, THERE IS A NEW VERSION (7.1) OF SQUARESPACE THAT IS UNDER A/B TESTING AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS CHART ONLY APPLIES TO VERSION 7.0 TEMPLATES.

You've landed on the most up-to-date free Squarespace template comparison chart on the web!

This Squarespace template comparison chart will be your go-to when deciding on the perfect template for your new website. This chart enables you to see all of Squarespace template abilities side-by-side, making your choice as simple as possible. (And who doesn’t love anything that makes life easier!)

In an effort to help you pick the right template for your project, I've created the most up-to-date comparison chart and to keep it current, this chart will always be updated within 7 days when new templates are released. (Make sure to bookmark this page so you don’t lose it!)

Template Families:

If you don’t see your template’s name listed in the chart below, that’s because it’s part of a template family. All templates in a family share the exact same characteristics. Here is the list of all family-based templates:

  • Aviator Family: Aviator, Aubrey, and Encore

  • Bedford Family: Bedford, Anya, Bryant, and Hayden

  • Brine Family: Aria, Basil, Blend, Brine, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Impact, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Kin, Lincoln(discontinued), Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Pedro, Polaris, Pursuit, Rally, Rover, Royce, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Stella, Thorne, Vow, Wav, West

  • Farro Family: Farro and Haute

  • Montauk Family: Montauk, Julia, Kent, and Om

  • Pacific Family: Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, and Naomi

  • Skye Family: Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, and Tudor

  • Tremont Family: Tremont, Camino, Carson, and Henson

  • York Family: York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange and Shibori

*IMPORTANT: don’t forget to read the notes below the chart, too.

 

SQUARESPACE TEMPLATE FAMILY COMPARISON CHART

Chart updated on July 2019

This chart is the property of Kat Collins, all rights reserved. Linking to this chart is allowed (& encouraged), copying or taking a screenshot of the chart is not.

Table Part 1: Templates (Families) A - M

 
Template Adirondack Avenue Aviator (F) Bedford (F) Brine (F) Farro (F) Five Flatiron Forte Galapagos Ishimoto
Scale of

Style Control
L L M L XXL XL L M XS S M
Special Pages NO Index Grid Home (Info page) Index Scroll Index Scroll, Product, Gallery Blog Product NO Index Grid Index Slides Store (Masonry) Gallery
Sidebar(s) NO Blog NO Blog NO NO Any page, 2 sidebars NO Blog Blog+ Blog+
Banner Images YES - no overlay. Not on Album/Gallery. NO NO YES - overlay page title/desc and link button. Not on Album. YES - overlay any block NO (except blog posts) YES - overlay page or site title/desc NO NO NO NO
Show Page Titles/Desc Below banner NO NO Banner overlay+ NO NO Banner overlay+ NO NO NO NO
Main Nav Horiz* Horiz Horiz/Vert Horiz* Horiz*++ Horiz*++ Horiz* Horiz Horiz* Horiz* Horiz
Other Nav Folder, Footer, Product Category Index Item Grid, Product Category Product Category Footer, Folder (Vert), Product Category (Vert) 2nd Header+, Footer, Product Category, Product nav 2nd Header+, Footer, Product Category, Product nav Product Category Index, Product Category Product Category Footer, Product Category Product Category
Fixed Navbar Desktop NO Desktop (vertical only) NO Mobile+ Mobile+ NO Desktop+(header and footer) NO NO Footer
Nav Icons Burger+, Search, Cart, Contact, Map Social (Footer) Social+(Footer) NO Social+, Search+, Cart+ Social+, Search+, Cart+ Social+ Social+ (Footer) Social+ NO Social+ (Footer)
Mobile Style Control NO NO S NO L L NO NO NO S NO
Index Features NO Thumbnail grid, any page type NO Stacked scroll (optional bg images), standard page only Stacked scroll (optional bg images), Gallery or standard page only NO NO Masonry thumbnail grid w/ hover, any page type Full screen slideshow, any page type NO NO
Store Features Product detail banner images NO NO NO Breadcrumb nav, many controls Breadcrumb nav, many controls NO NO NO Quick View Lightbox, Breadcrumb nav NO
Product Image Display Slideshow+ Slideshow Slideshow Slideshow Stacked or slide w/hover zoom Stacked or slide w/hover zoom Slideshow Slideshow Slideshow Stacked Slideshow
Gallery Page Layout Grid+/Slide+ Slide (stacked if in Index) Grid+ Grid+/Slide+ Stacked+, Grid+, Masonry+, Slide+ Grid+/Slide+ Grid+/Slide+ Masonry grid Horiz scroll Grid+/Slide+ Horiz scroll
Blog Home List, no thumbs List, no thumbs List, no thumbs List, no thumbs. Featured posts banner slideshow List or grid w/thumbs+, many controls Full screen grid+, stacked+ or masonry+. Infinite scroll, many controls List, square thumb List, no thumbs List, no thumbs List, no thumbs List, large thumb (no crop)
Blog Post Features Post banner images Promoted Blocks Promoted Blocks Post banner images w/title/date overlay Custom social icons, no code injection Thumb as banner+, Related posts, Side post nav +, Featured post Location Promoted Blocks NO NO Promoted Blocks
Other Features Header animation Page-specific header/footer Sitewide canvas background image Last nav item button, 2 footers Parallax scrolling+, Page-specific header, Tagline in header, Separate Gallery styles for Indexes Page-specific header, Special font on blog intro paragraph Sitewide default banner image, Page-specific header/footer, Tagline in header Zoom/mouseover animation on Index grid Navbar dark/light color-sensing NO NO
 

Table Part 2: Templates (Families) N - Z

 
 
Template Momentum Montauk (F) Native Pacific (F) Skye (F) Supply Tremont (F) Wells Wexley York (F)
Scale of

Style Control
S M S M L XS XL S S XL
Special Pages Index Slides, Gallery Index Grid NO Index Scroll Blog Index Grid, Product Index Slides, Product, Gallery NO NO Index Portfolio (Project Galleries)
Sidebar(s) NO Blog+ NO NO Blog+ NO NO Blog+ Blog+ NO
Banner Images NO YES - overlay page title/desc (no crop), Not on Album/Gallery/Store NO YES - overlay page title/desc NO (except blog posts) YES - vertical side strip. Not on Products/Gallery. Project banners as full screen slide rollovers NO NO YES - overlay page title/desc, Not on Gallery, Project banners as stacked nav
Show Page Titles/Desc Below banner+ Banner overlay+ NO Banner overlay+ NO NO Animated banner overlay+ NO NO Banner overlay+*
Main Nav Horiz (top or bottom) Horiz/Vert Horiz Horiz or Burger Burger Vert Horiz/Vert Vert Horiz Horiz+
Other Nav Product Category Index, Product Category Product Category Footer, Product Category, Blog Category+ Footer, Product Category+ 2nd Vert, Product Category Index, Product Category++, Product nav 2nd Vert, Product Category (Horiz) NO 2nd horiz, stacked Index portfolio, Product Category++
Fixed Navbar YES NO NO YES - Index only Desktop, or Burger (both) YES - both Desktop NO Desktop NO Mobile+
Nav Icons Social+, Index Display Social (Footer) Social+(Footer) NO Social+, search+, cart+ Social+ Rollover images, Social+, Cart Social+ Social+ Cart
Mobile Style Control NO NO NO NO NO XS NO NO XS L
Index Features Full screen slideshow, Gallery pages only Thumbnail grid, any page type NO Stacked scroll (optional bg images), Album, Gallery or standard page only NO Thumbnail grid w/ hover, any page type Full screen slides w/ hover, any page type NO NO Thumbnail (grid, stacked slide or masonry), any page type
Store Features NO NO NO NO Breadcrumb nav, many controls Full-width masonry grid+, Breadcrumb nav Breadcrumb nav, many controls NO NO Breadcrumb, Product nav
Product Image Display Slideshow Slideshow Slideshow Slideshow Stacked or slide w/hover zoom Stacked scroll Stacked or slide w/hover zoom Slideshow Slideshow Stacked or slide w/hover zoom
Gallery Page Layout Slide, Grid* Grid* Grid+/Slide+ Grid+/Slide+ Grid+/Slide+ Stacked Scroll Stacked, grid or masonry, many controls Slide, Grid* Slide, Grid* Slide+/Grid+ or Project with captions
Blog Home List, no thumbs List, no thumbs List, circle thumbs List, large thumb (no crop), Category nav Grid, infinite scroll+ List, no thumbs List or grid, many controls List, large thumb (no crop) List, no thumbs Grid or list, with flexible thumbs
Blog Post Features Promoted Blocks Promoted Blocks Promoted Blocks NO Thumb as banner+, related posts, author bio, custom social icons, post length indicator Thumb as vertical side strip, Promoted Blocks Custom social icons, No code injection Promoted Blocks Promoted Blocks Post nav+, Custom social icons
Other Features Canvas background image Page-specific footer, Tagline, address or custom text in header NO 2 footers, Biz info in footer Blocks in popout burger nav tray Site tagline below logo, Banner on Events Page overlay with animation, Tagline in header, Optional footer NO Page-specific header Page animation, Page-specific header, Tagline in header

This chart is the property of Kat Collins, all rights reserved. Linking to this chart is allowed (& encouraged), copying or taking a screenshot of the chart is not.

NOTES ABOUT THIS CHART:

  • (F) means this is a template family with several templates in it; refer to the list of all family-based templates above the chart

  • Symbol key:
    +
    means the item is adjustable
    * means the item has something special about it
    / means either or: you can choose which one

  • BG means as a background image

  • Scale of control refers to how many design elements and how much they can be controlled through the standard Squarespace Style Editor, without needing custom coding skills. XS = Extra Small, S = Small, M = Medium, L = Large, and XL = Extra Large.

  • Per Page Header means you can add content blocks above the normal content area on a page-by-page basis.

  • Fixed Navbar means that the navigation bar will stay visible even after you scroll down the page.

  • Other Navigation refers to whether there is any built-in navigation aside from the main navbar, and if so, where it applies. For example, Folder means that if you add a Folder to your website, a second navbar will appear when you are viewing pages within that Folder, to navigate to other pages within it.

  • Social Icons refers to whether there are social media icons built into the template (if not, you can add them to your pages using a Social Block).

  • Page Titles refers to whether the Page Title and Page Description that you set using Page Settings will be shown on the page.

  • Lg Orig Aspect means the image will be shown in the original aspect ratio at a large size.

If you have any questions about anything else, feel free to ask in the comments below.

A note on refreshed / discontinued templates: Squarespace regularly refreshes their templates, including discontinuing some. I try my best to update the list of features for active templates, but I can’t always stay on top of every change. Therefore, the chart and analyses are accurate at the time of writing, but if you find something missing/wrong, please leave a comment to let me know what’s changed.

You can use the Squarespace help pages to find out more detail about each template.

 
 

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