Not only has Squarespace been growing, but we're very close to launching some very exciting things that we think will make your lives easier. Here's an update on what our priorities are at the moment. We also figured since you've been so patient, you deserve a sneak peek. ;)
Here's what's on deck for the current version of Squarespace:
- Autosave - Autosave has been in beta for the past 2 months. Autosave can be a catastrophe if not properly implemented, so we've taken our time to ensure it functions elegantly and out of sight. We've gotten some great feedback and are almost ready to roll it out to every user. You'll only see it in your post editor for now, but it has the capacity to be implemented in other areas.
- Foursquare/Gowalla/Facebook Places Integration - We're expanding our social widgets lineup with a brand new addition over the next 2 weeks. Geolocation widgets will take your feeds from Facebook Places, Foursquare, or Gowalla and display them in typical Squarespace fashion. Fully integrated, customizable, beautiful.
- iPad App - You've been asking for it since before the iPad came out. Well, we're happy to say we're almost done with it. It's gorgeous, and we think you're going to love it. For you road warriors, we think this'll really help in keeping your post frequency up. Look for this within the next 3 weeks as we deal with app store approval.
- Media Management Improvements - We mentioned this in our 2010 roadmap. It's been a while, and its come a long way. Before long, you'll see a brand new way of managing your photos & implementing galleries on your sites. Don't be surprised if this makes it over into other data types, either. This will be one of the fundamental blocks of the new Squarespace moving forward.
Also, one more quick note about where the majority of our efforts are flowing:
The Squarespace V6 team has been working extremely hard at getting together the fundamental building blocks of our completely new template and developer systems. These changes are, to say the least, major. New editing interfaces, new datatypes, more flexibility, developer control over template code, a new template coding system, and more are in the works. We’re determining which of these innovations will make it into Squarespace V5 -- so stay tuned.
That's a quick snapshot into the next few months of Squarespace. Looking forward to sharing more with you!