Responsible for the technology that powers all Squarespace products, the Squarespace Engineering team is comprised of some of the most talented individuals in the industry. From our content management system to our mobile apps, our engineers are constantly developing creative solutions to help customers establish beautiful digital identities.
In this blog post I’ll describe the system we built for delivering front-end translations at Squarespace. I’ll describe how translation code is written, extracted, and translated, the rationale behind some of our architectural decisions, and some of the functional and internationalization-specific lessons we learned along the way.
What I’ve learned at Squarespace is that technical aesthetics can be described precisely and that developing that vocabulary to use in conversations with colleagues about the merits of designs can lead to more beautiful systems, which carry significant practical benefits.
Every day here at Squarespace, data scientists are building customer behavior models, financial analysts are evaluating company performance, and PMs are investigating the results of new feature launches. Critical to the success of each of those groups is the Data Engineering team, which processes and makes accessible to the organization all business-critical data.
At Squarespace, our mission is to help anyone in the world bring their ideas to life through our platform. We want to provide a fully localized product and set of tools so that our current and future customers have the ability to create a website in any language using the entirety of the product.Along with the launch of an end-to-end Squarespace experience in Spanish, in this blog post we would like to take a look at some of the major technologies that power our global expansion.
If you’d like to take part in shaping the future of the web, visit our Careers page to learn more about open positions on the Squarespace Engineering team.