One of the best parts of the job is hearing from really happy Jimdo users. This morning, I got this message from Peter Robson in Sunderland, England, who learned about Jimdo in Computer Shopper.
This is why Jimdo exists -- to put the power of building websites in everyone's hands. But Peter says it all much better -- he's been so kind as to let us share his letter to the Computer Shopper editor here as well.
I have not been computer shopping for seven years As a 50-something I am reasonably competent with a PC but somewhat behind in the technology stakes - my once leading-edge XP machine is still chugging along nicely but it's time to move on.. So in order to try and get myself up to date so that I can select my first laptop in the Autumn I started to read Computer Shopper ...
But then came the icing on the cake in the October issue - Jim Martin's "Create a website in 30 minutes". Yeah, right! As I am self employed I consulted web-site designers a few years ago - the pound signs fell like rain. To date my web presence is a modified MSN Space; it's ok, the necessary information is there but it's certainly not a professional looking site. I have seen web hosts advertised in your magazine, the template based systems look easy enough. But when I searched on the internet for reviews of these services the overall opinion has been, shall I say, very off-putting. I didn't even reach for my bargepole.
So I read Jim's article on http://www.jimdo.com with great interest. It seemed simple enough and his writing was very encouraging. So I took a deep breath and signed on. Swing and a hit! It's excellent, does what it says on the box, easy to use and the help system is tip top too. I'm now playing around with a personal free site before I upgrade to the pro version for my business. No doubt younger, IT competent people delve into such things with great gusto and little trepidation, but if you are like me and find the thought of website building extremely daunting then let Jimdo do it for you. Highly recommended. Thank you Jim for overcoming my website phobia and thanks to the rest of the team for a great magazine.
In a follow-up email, Peter Robson added this:
"Once again thanks for a tool that is great for the techno-phobes. The "jimdo.com/explore" feature is a brilliant way of showcasing what can be done with Jimdo. I'm looking forward to becoming more familiar and skillful with the application before upgrading to JimdoPro."
So thanks again for your kind words, Peter. Great to know that we're really getting pages to the people!