Squarespace 6 Sidebars and Columns
This article highlights Squarespace 6 beta themes and templates that allow for multiple columns and/or sidebars.
As far as I can tell, this is the only Squarespace 6 template so far, that you are able to have 3 columns (or 2 sidebars) without having to break out some custom css skills. As with most of the templates that allow for a blog sidebar, this specific column will only show up while viewing the blog index or a blog post. In general, I find this particular theme design to be the most flexible with many easy style customization options. Great for a corporate, brochure, or blog website.
Pelle is my other favorite for easy but numerous style customizations. It allows for 1 Sidebar; left, left fixed, or right. Pelle also has the option to choose 1-4 editable footer sections. A nice idea for this template would be to use a single column (no sidebar) while taking advantage of the footers to include all the extras you want without cluttering up the page.
You can choose to have a blog sidebar or not. However, I haven’t found a way to add editable sections to the sidebar. It seems it’s just for the post’s meta.
So far, the previously mentioned templates are the only ones I’ve discovered that have the option for additional sidebars to add content. However, Takk doesn’t actually let you add any content as far as I can tell. Also of note, is that the “blog sidebars” will only appear if you are reading a blog entry or viewing the main blog index. Many of the newer themes (Kendrick, Whitfield, etc) are remixes of these templates so the sidebar option should carry over to those themes as well. Because the templates are continuously being updated, this information could be wrong as soon as tomorrow. I’ll try and keep you updated of any major “sidebar” changes!