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HubSpot vs. Squarespace: A comparison of two platforms

In this article we take a moment to look at the similarities and differences in Squarespace and HubSpot. On the surface, HubSpot and Squarespace are similar; they are both CMS systems that include marketing tools for businesses. However, when you dig a little deeper, you find out those similarities don't go beyond the surface.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

How We Set Up Two Websites Inside One Hubspot Portal

Recently a client approached us with a unique project. The company has a secondary brand that needed a separate web presence from their main brand. The project was unique because as a secondary brand the client planned to retain all of the same color brandings; they just wanted to host the content on a separate domain. Thankfully since the client was already on HubSpot, the entire project planning and set up was undertaken and completed in under a week’s time.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

HubSpot vs. Wix: A comparison of two platforms

At ClearPivot one of the questions we receive quite often is what makes one platform better than the other? With options like HubSpot, Marketo, WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix to name a few - how and why should a business choose one platform over the other?

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Topics: Web Design & Development

Web Page Load Speed Test: WordPress vs. HubSpot

As a HubSpot agency providing web services, we frequently work with clients who are interested in making the transition from Wordpress to HubSpot. In fact, I would say the majority of new HubSpot customers are previous Wordpress users.

Recently, as we discussed previous and current onboarding projects, we found it difficult to ignore one specific difference in the two platforms: speed.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

Working with ClearPivot: A Web Developer's Perspective

My journey with Hubspot began four years ago. Over this period of time, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a freelance developer with agencies of varying levels, from small to big, silver-tier to platinum-tier. I have also worked with many clients directly, often new to the platform. I would like to share my experiences working with ClearPivot, from a different perspective. The perspective of a web developer.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

Is Your Website a Vanity Project, or a Measurable Asset?

Most businesses these days understand the importance of having a digital presence that includes a company website. However, as more and more people take to the Internet to fuel them through their buyer’s journey, the kind of website you present to them is becoming an even more critical part in getting your company into their journey. So, it’s time to ask you; is your website a vanity project, or a measurable asset?

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Topics: Web Design & Development

[VIDEO] Drunk User Review of ClearPivot.com

They say your website should be so easy to use that a drunk person can use it. So naturally, we paid this guy to get drunk and review our website for us. Here's what he had to say:

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Topics: Web Design & Development

[VIDEO] Ryan Wright on Growth-Driven Design

We've all been there: the dreaded "website redevelopment." Big, expensive, long, fixed-scope projects that always leave everyone sick of the entire process by the end. They can also be risky too: you're usually overhauling every last page of your company's website, and there's no going back once you've done it. You cross your fingers and pray that it doesn't all blow up when you launch the new site.

But does it have to be that way? In this video, our colleague Ryan Wright discusses a less risky, more evidence-based, and more iterative approach to website design, called growth-driven design.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

How to run HubSpot and WordPress together on a website

Here at ClearPivot, we recommend our clients run their entire website on a single platform such as HubSpot, as opposed to running dual platforms in parallel. That way, you have everything in one tool rather than jumping back and forth. However, in reality it’s not always possible to use just one system.

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Topics: Web Design & Development

The Hidden Cost of Open Source Software

Open source software has a lot of things going for it. Anybody can access it and customize it for their own use. Everybody can contribute to it, sharing what they created for themselves for the benefit of others. And of course it’s free.

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Topics: Web Design & Development