Smug Mug has me lost...
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supermarvin76
Registered: Aug 21, 2004
Total Posts: 778
Country: United States

I am admittedly not even close being a web designer, that is why I was so attracted to Square Space. However, I have lately been poking around in Smug Mug, they have some nice features, and I am seriously considering the move.

However, Square Space was extremely simple to set up. I am not finding the same simplicity with Smug Mug. I really do not want to hire someone, but I guess I am looking for advice here from people with similar experiences as this.

I did the basic "customizations" and I have been able to create an "about" tab, and that is about it. I literally just created the tab, and then I think to actually make it work, and write in it is getting into coding.... which simply makes me want to shut down the computer and go sulk with a donut.

If you have any tips or advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you!



Bernie
Registered: Aug 24, 2002
Total Posts: 4119
Country: United States

Check with their tech people they are very responsive.



Nozzleforward
Registered: Jun 16, 2011
Total Posts: 784
Country: United States

I'll second calling their tech people. They answered my questions when I was just looking at them for gallery hosting a while back.

"which simply makes me want to shut down the computer and go sulk with a donut"

^^^ And I will be using this line today while I'm at work!

ETA: Man, I've never seen Squarespace before. That's a clean looking setup!



alohadave
Registered: Jul 26, 2005
Total Posts: 843
Country: United States

Bernie wrote:
Check with their tech people they are very responsive.


Specifically www.dgrin.com.

That is SmugMug's official forums. There are very good people who are intimately familiar with how smugmug works, and the staff engineers have a presence there as well.



thomashammer78
Registered: Jun 12, 2010
Total Posts: 199
Country: United States

I am on Smugmug and it was fairly easy to setup, but I just got an email that they are raising their prices to $300 a month for a business account thats $150 more a year than it was.... I AM OUT.



XsigmaSD
Registered: Mar 15, 2006
Total Posts: 486
Country: United States

thomashammer78 wrote:
I am on Smugmug and it was fairly easy to setup, but I just got an email that they are raising their prices to $300 a month for a business account thats $150 more a year than it was.... I AM OUT.


Maybe you got a different email, but the one I got says $300 a year or $35 a month for business accounts for new members, $250 a year, or $30 a month for renewing business accounts. Still not great, but not quite as bad as $300 a month!