Ways to Use the Squarespace Summary Block

Ways to Use the Summary Block | Lemon and the Sea: One of my favorite things about Squarespace is the flexibity of their blocks. Instead of having to insert html code each time I want to add something special, I can just use the blocks that Squarespace already has available. One of the most popular types of blocks that I use if the Summary Block.

One of my favorite things about Squarespace is the flexibity of their blocks. Instead of having to insert html code each time I want to add something special, I can just use the blocks that Squarespace already has available. One of the most popular types of blocks that I use if the Summary Block.

The Summary Block

The Squarespace Summary Block has a few design options to choose from. Each offers different layouts and other options so that you can display exactly the information you need to in the style you like best.

  • The Wall Summary Block works similar to Pinterest and shows content in masonry style grid. These are great for archive pages or for more image based displays.
  • The Carousel Summary Block has scrolling arrows that allow you to display a set number of items (up to 30) so that you can show a lot of information in a condensed space.
  • The List Summary Block displays items in a single column and you can choose to display images on one side with text on the other.
  • The Grid Summary Block is similar to the Wall Summary Block, but the grid is even and is a very clean option for sidebars.

Here are a few of the ways that I've used the Summary Block in recent projects.

Recent Posts

At the bottom of each of my blog posts, I add a Summary Block that lists my recent blog posts. I always style these the same way, so that the title of the blog post on the image is visible. I can then set the category or a specific tag for which posts will display.

Slideshow

When I want to add a slideshow with rotating text at the bottom, I use the Squarespace Summary Block as a carousel. This allows me to display the images and have a caption below each that changes as I scroll through them.

List

The Summary Block list is great for sidebars and archive pages because you can easily display the most important information in a concise way.

Many times, the Gallery Block and Summary Block options seem similar, but I usually choose to use the Summary Block because there are more design options, especially if you want to include text. Give Summary Blocks a try on your Squarespace website and see how you can use them to make designing a clean, information-packed website easier.


Lemon and the Sea is a brand and website design company located in Richmond, VA. I specialize in making the branding process personal. I work with creative women who have a heart to serve others grow their businesses so they can focus on what's most important - family.   I work closely with small businesses to help them dig into what makes them unique, share their vision, and build a business that genuinely represents who they are.