Go Horizontal! The New Jimdo Columns Element

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!


Here's how it works:

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.


Here are a few layouts the Jimdo designers picked out that are particularly "column-friendly". Go ahead and try one on for size!

JimdoFree Layouts



JimdoPro Layouts


JimdoBusiness Layouts


Have fun trying out these layouts and the Columns element!

Comments: 30 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    aliaswebbdesign (Monday, 09 January 2012 23:10)

    ... excellent. Thanks for this new feature, this is awesome :o)

  • #2

    rega87 (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:39)

    nice .keep on

  • #3

    Vedran Živković (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:43)

    Excellent feature, but you should apply it on ALL layouts, not only those mentioned above. It would be the real gain! Keep on guys ;-)

  • #4

    网型网秀 (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:05)


  • #5

    Michelle Tingley (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:24)

    This is going to help in making my site keep up with the latest trends

  • #6

    Md Rana Ahmed Anik (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:07)

    It's Good job to all Student' Thank's Jimdo

  • #7

    Powen (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:21)

    Vedran, the columns feature is available on all layouts. The ones we mentioned are just layouts we think would work particularly well with columns!

  • #8

    rentnmexico (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:24)

    Thanks, this is great!

  • #9

    Sergiu Ghilescu (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:31)

    Wow, I like this new element, Thank you Jimdo

  • #10

    Dembow Dominicano (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:01)

    Thanks, Looks Great

  • #11

    deepakfuntimes (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:14)


  • #12

    Sergio Del Valle (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:30)

    thanks !

  • #13

    Nikijs (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:03)

    Nice! :)

  • #14

    jerrycry (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 03:45)

    Thank you guys! It's good deal!

  • #15

    dasistleben (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 06:36)

    very very good

  • #16

    handmade-tintin (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 09:55)


  • #17

    sylvia (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 10:56)


  • #18

    Tyndale St-Georges community centre (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:17)

    Thanks so much - we were just discussing the need for this today!

  • #19

    tkland (Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:41)


  • #20

    Claire Boyles (Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:16)

    Yay!! Awesome, I have been waiting for this for a LONG time!!

    Well done Jimdo- again you've shown how awesome you are at continuing to improve the features and great service you provide- thank you :)

  • #21

    Vena Jensen Blitsch (Friday, 13 January 2012 04:43)

    This is excellent! Thank you so much!

  • #22

    Nikola Savic (Friday, 13 January 2012 16:27)

    Very good feature! I would suggest way to easily (re)set widths of columns to some predefined values. Entering percentages manually would also be helpful. This way one would be able to maintain uniform column widths on all pages.

  • #23

    jfscinti (Wednesday, 18 January 2012 23:12)

    Hooray! Thank you for continually adding features that make your site so easy to use...and our sites easy to navigate. Can't wait to try it out.

  • #24

    Hasko (Friday, 20 January 2012 00:46)

    This is excellent! Thank you so much!

  • #25

    Alex Moises (Saturday, 21 January 2012 14:28)

    I don't know what to say. I'll see what a beginner like me can do with it and use it in my free website.

  • #26

    handmade-tintin (Wednesday, 01 February 2012 05:40)


  • #27

    Ruvic (Sunday, 05 February 2012 09:22)

    SWEETNESS!!! Been needing this feature after leaving another site. Makes me love your site all the more <3

  • #28

    mokinukai (Tuesday, 21 February 2012 07:20)

    Thank you!

  • #29

    animaatjes (Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:40)

    Well done ... Thank you so much!

  • #30

    Carol-Anne McFarlane (Wednesday, 22 February 2012 02:33)

    Yay! columns!