5 Reasons Why Your Squarespace Website Needs Index Pages

Index pages are one of my favorite parts of designing a new Squarespace website.

Instead of each page existing on its own like a blank page of paper, creating an index page lets you stack new "pages" to create an almost endless scroll of gorgeous, eye-catching design.

Here’s why I love ‘em:

Index pages are one of my favorite parts of designing a new Squarespace website. Here’s why I love ‘em:

THEY ADD COLOR AND DIMENSION

You can add more color and dimension to your home page, making the endless scroll a little extra delight! Your brand colors can show up in new ways, and the more visually appealing a home page, the more interested your visitors will be!

ARRANGING PAGES IS SO EASY

Indexes make it super easy to re-arrange pages. Instead of starting a new page (an “about” page, for instance) as a regular ol’ page, try starting it as an index! You can mix and max “pages” underneath it so you can get the right look without re-doing the entire design every time!

BANNER. IMAGES.

Need I say more? Get that parallax scroll going and oooh you lookin’ fancy now.

THEY’RE EASY TO DUPLICATE

They’re super easy to duplicate! Want the same CTA on three different “pages”? Design it once, hit “duplicate page,” and add them to the three different indexes, easy peasy!

BETTER SEO!

Your website’s SEO ranking is based on each. separate. page. instead of the website as a whole. If you get smart with it, more pages = more opportunities to find your dream clients! File ‘em under an index, and they stay super clean and simple!

LOOKING FOR A TEMPLATE WITH INDEX PAGES? HERE ARE MY FAVORITES:

Bedford Templates: Anya, Bryant, Bedford, and Hayden

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

Pacific Templates: Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi, Pacific

HAVE YOU ADDED INDEX PAGES TO YOUR SITE?

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Rooting For You Studio is run by Samantha Weiler, a Midwest-based website designer with a huge passion for plants, peppermint tea, and launching websites for business owners who want the freedom to work from anywhere. Sam loves exploring National Parks and watching reruns of Parks & Rec, but she spends most of her time building websites for adventure photographers and outdoor entrepreneurs. 


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