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Below are the directions for creating and launching your site! We recommend giving yourself 3-4 hours for the entire process.
STEP 1: GATHER & PREP FILES
To build your site properly, you'll need to have the following files ready. The first two are files that you should already have, or need to make, and the last is a download from us with your website kit images. Download the photos, gather them all together, and put them in an easily accessible place on your computer (I recommend your desktop).
Your logo in white on a transparent background (.png file).
A photo of yourself on a simple background for your "about me" page.
The La Jolla backgrounds & photos.
STEP 2: BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
The following video tutorials will help you build your site, one page at a time! We recommend following along with the video, and pausing as needed.
Create your Squarespace account, and start your site on the Rover template.
Build and customize your homepage.
Build and customize your blog.
Customize the content and style of your website's footer.
Build and customize your contact page.
Build and customize your details page.
Customize the content and style of your website's header.
Build and customize your about page.
Add a little bit of CSS!
STEP 3: Optimize & Launch
Use the SEO Guide that came with your file download, and the following video tutorials to learn more about Squarespace, jumpstart your SEO, and launch your site!