Current Status: Wrestling with Squarespace 6

Recently, I've been struggling a great deal with Squarespace 6.

Squarespace 6 was introduced a while back with a great deal of fanfare. As a customer, I immediately jumped on-board, signing up for the beta. And while I like many of the features that the Squarespace team introduced in its v6 release, a few of its core capabilities were left wanting for improvement. In particular, my biggest pain-point is the blog editing experience. Simply put: it sucks. Hard.

The editing experience consists of a WYSIWYG interface that's built into the browser. It employs a great deal of front-end technologies to faciliate a quick & easy workflow. It also supports Markdown, along with a bunch of other nice-ities. As a web developer, one would assume that this implementation would bring me some joy. However, in reality, it's a whole world of frustration. Formatting issues, repositioning of text and images, and rendering issues - all of which leaves me somewhat distrustful of Spacespace's editor. Here's an example:

Squarespace 6 WYSIWYG weirdness in Google Chrome

Squarespace 6 WYSIWYG weirdness in Google Chrome

In the animated GIF (above), I'm editing this post and - as you can see - the editor is freaking out. This is happening in Google Chrome on OS X Mountain Lion. Yes, it's a simple example but that's the point. This is just one of a number of problems I'm having. At this point, I'm considering a switch:

Bill O'Reilly's experience with blogging services reflects my own...

Bill O'Reilly's experience with blogging services reflects my own...

I'm willing to stick with Squarespace but I need to see improvement.