Some of My Favorite Uses of Squarespace Cover Pages
I love the Squarespace cover page feature--they're mini sites you can do all kinds of creative things with. (I use a cover page as my home page.)I used to have to hack up Squarespace sites to create a similar effect, and now it just takes minutes.
Here are some of my favorite examples (all created by me unless otherwise noted):
This is actually one of the cover page variants that's supposed to be for video. However, a bit of CSS hid the video player and allowed us to use this elegant layout for a static image.
I love the video background on this cover page. Mindi's upcoming novel features a road trip, so we thought it would be fun to take visitors to her site on a road trip, too. Visit: mindiscott.com
Cover pages are perfect for multilingual sites as they offer a gateway into the visitor's language of choice. This site for a very cool Chilean company features a slideshow of one of their beloved characters.
My client Elizabeth Hartman had an old Typepad website that finally died on her during our redesign process. As a stop gap measure, we put up a temporary landing page to make sure her wholesale customers could contact her and that her online shop remained live.
Palmarin also had her website break on her in the middle of a redesign process. Because her art is interconnected and sequential, we created a cover page slideshow that connects her art and showcases the breadth of her work while we build her a new website.
Scott Allan Morrison
This is the new landing page for one of my clients who DIYed his website. I love the use of typography and the really strong graphic element (that's also the back cover of his new book). Strong elements like that can take a simple cover page and turn it into something memorable.
Rodolfo is a composer in Brazil whom I've helped with making his site multilingual--I love the very cool landing-style page he designed for his site. The color palette is fabulous and it's a great way of creating a language gateway.