At the moment Nexudus is giving priority to being able to make any design changes you want and make the member facing portal take any shape possible, which means that you will need to do some HTML editing to achieve that degree of flexibility. All the files on the members site use pretty well-known libraries to pretty much every web designer out there but, yes, it means is not a Squarespace drag-and-drop experience. A larger variety of templates would also help of course, but this is also being worked on.
I’d argue there are a good number of sites running on Nexudus that look pretty decent. The issue is that they can be difficult to find as you probably wouldn’t be able to know you are in a Nexudus-run site at first sight. Again, the way the sites look like is not really up to Nexudus itself but up to whoever builds those sites I, by no means, know everything spaces out there have managed to do with the platform, but these are some great pieces of work I’ve come across recently (IMO, of course):
I’d also say that, in general, we find that many cowowrking spaces easily have the resources to build sites like these right in their own community of members. It is great to see when the community in some of these spaces, in some cases even before their doors open, are already engaged on a project so primary as the very platform they will then be using to find and communicate with other members or make use of the different resources available to them. I personally think it is an ideal opportunity of getting your community involved with your project right from the start and to take their say and input in. After all, they will be the ones using every day.
On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:28:51 AM UTC+2, Alanna I wrote:
Is anyone running Nexudus in conjunction with a site built on Squarespace?
Nexudus seems to get so many votes of confidence when it comes to functionality, but I’ve yet to see a site running on Nexudus that is as visually appealing as we’d like and I’m pondering whether there would be a way to combine the best of both worlds (myself not being an expert in either!)