The Cape Ann Rowing Club website is the home of the Blackburn Challenge Race and the Essex River Race. The previous site was custom-coded so it was cumbersome to update information. We selected Squarespace as the best fit for the new site.


Squarespace relies on images to carry minimal modern designs which means the images need to be high resolution.

Use the 7.1 Verison

Squarespace has two platforms 7.0 and 7.1.  7.1 represents a major change in features and templates. Don’t ask me why when they made a major update to their platform from 7.0 they didn’t call it 8.0!  It generates confusion for people but the simple answer is to use the new platform 7.1.  Previously, your selection of a template locked in your layout and features.  Now with 7.1, there is really only one base template and you can create any of the layouts shown as “templates” from that base template.  

New features:

  • Custom headers
  • Pre-built page sections
  • Design options for all sections
  • Addition of H4 titles
  • Easy Palette Creation

Some Images from the Site