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Using the Momentum template

Momentum is an all-purpose portfolio template built to showcase your work with a clean style.

See the left navigation sidebar for information on building and customizing specific parts of your site. If you haven't yet picked a template, you can get help with initial installation at Getting started with Squarespace. You can also visit our general tips on building a portfolio.

Note: Visit the Momentum Live Preview page for examples of real customer sites using this template. If you've already created a site, you can switch your template at any time.

Special features

Bold slideshow galleries

Momentum's Gallery Page creates a slideshow of large images.

Slide-up gallery navigator

On any Gallery Page, click the grid icon to reveal a browsable thumbnail grid of the gallery's images.

Fixed navigation bar

Your site's navigation appears in a fixed bar. You can display it at the top or bottom of your site.

Adjustable main content area

For pages other than galleries, content appears in a main content area. You can set the width, background color, and alignment of this area.

Background image

Outside and behind the main content area, you can replace the site background color with an image.

Quick start

Certain tweaks and settings can make a big impact on how your site looks and behaves. Play with the following options until you settle on a design you love.

To open any panel, press the ? key and search for its name.

Navigation bar

Open the Site Styles panel. These are some key tweaks that affect the navigation bar that contains your navigation links and branding:

  • Navigation > Navigation Background
  • Navigation > Navigation Border Color
  • Navigation > Navigation Position
  • Social Icons > Social Icons Color

Gallery Page

The default homepage in the demo content is a Gallery Page. To get a feel for how this works, add a Gallery Page with at least three images. Save and refresh. Then open Site Styles and experiment with these tweaks:

  • Gallery Styles > Gallery Style
  • Gallery Styles > Gallery Auto Play
  • Gallery Styles > Gallery Arrows
Tip: To combine multiple galleries, add them to an Index.

Other pages

Go to any page on your site other than a Gallery Page. Then open Site Styles and experiment with these tweaks:

  • General > Site Background
  • Main Content > Content Background
  • General > Page Background Image
  • General > Page Width
  • General > Page Alignment

Next steps

To get started building your site, visit Momentum structure and style.

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