One of the features our users request most is to be able to organize content horizontally on the page, i.e., add columns to a Jimdo website. Up until now, you could add a Text with Photo element, but if you wanted to add a video next to a text element, or two text elements next to each other, you were forced to do it manually.
If you watched our Christmas episode of JimdoTV, you already know what's coming next: today we're introducing the new Columns element so you can place elements side-by-side on your website!
Log into your Jimdo site and go to the page where you want to add new 'multicolumn' content. Now add a new element, "Columns". First you'll see a two-column content area -- but you can expand this to a maximum of six columns by clicking on the "+" button on the lower right of the element.
Got the right number of columns? Then start filling them with content. Add a text element on the left and a image gallery on the right, or a video next to a store product -- the sky's the limit. Two notable limitations: you cannot add a Columns element inside of a Columns element, and you cannot add a Blog Display element inside a Columns element.
Later on, you can always delete an empty column (using the trashcan symbol) or add a new one (plus button).
Now adjust the column width! See the grey textured area between the columns? If you click on this and drag it to the right or left, you can change the width of a column. The percentages on the left and right show you how much of the total space each column is taking up.
Check out the screenshots below for a few ideas on how to use the new Columns module for your site. If you are wondering which layouts work best with widescreen content, check the table underneath.
The photo gallery requires at least Flash 9.0.28!
Please install the current FlashPlayer.
Here are a few layouts the Jimdo designers picked out that are particularly "column-friendly". Go ahead and try one on for size!
Have fun trying out these layouts and the Columns element!