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6 of the best Squarespace templates for video

6 of the best Squarespace templates for video

There’s a reason Squarespace is one of the most popular web building and hosting services out there: it caters to users of all web design skill levels thanks to its easy drag and drop page builders, affordable plans, personal customer support, and modern template designs. But does all of that mean Squarespace is a good choice for displaying your videos?

The answer is yes — but you need to know a few things before you get started. 

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The first thing you should know is that Squarespace supports embedding videos, but not uploading them directly to your site. This means that you will have to upload the video to another host first — say YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia. According to Squarespace, this “helps your site load faster, enables visitors to share your videos, and provides multiple options for video hosting.” This probably won’t bother you but it’s still important to know before actually start building your website. Which host you choose is totally up to you, but if you use a template with background videos, you’ll have to use YouTube or Vimeo — not Animoto or Wistia.  Read more…

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BEST FOR FEATURES

Mercer

Whether you’re looking for a portfolio or a one-page site, Mercer has the versatility and wow-factor to be a videographer’s dream.

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    BEST FOR LARGE VIDEO PROJECTS

    Horizon

    With a sleek scrolling index page that stacks full-bleed banner videos consecutively, this template is a stunning way to display video clips.

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      BEST FOR VIDEO PORTFOLIOS

      Wexley

      If you’re a freelance videographer and you’re looking for a template to display your clips, Wexley is a solid choice.

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        BEST FOR VIDEO JOURNALISTS

        Margot

        A beautiful, flexible template that makes a great choice for journalists and documentarians.

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          BEST FOR MIXED MEDIA

          Ishimoto

          With a full-bleed carousel, this template works well for mixed-media artists looking for a showstopper website.

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            BEST FOR MINIMALISTS

            York

            For a minimalist, immersive portfolio, York allows you the flexibility to create a video portfolio that stands out.

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