Wed

05

Dec

2012

Beautiful new layouts. And a little something extra.

 

We've got a couple of incredible new layouts to show you. Perfect for both personal and business sites, these new designs are stylish, modern, and fluid. A fluid layout changes its look based on the size of a visitor's screen, which means the design will look great whether it's being viewed on an old monitor, a new laptop, a tablet, or your middle school math teacher's overhead projector. Go ahead and try out P4213 (for JimdoPro) and B4205 (for JimdoBusiness) to see how the layouts change as you make your browser window smaller or larger. 

 

New layout demo

 

One of the awesome features of P4213 and B4205 is the location of the Sidebar. The Sidebar is the part of a Jimdo site that shows up on all of your pages. With P4213, you can put contact information, social media buttons, or a short biography in the sidebar and it will show up at the bottom of each of your pages. This also means that you have more room for content on the main part of your site. With B4205, the sidebar is located at the top of your site, a perfect place for the shopping cart of your online store. We can't wait to see the beautiful sites that you make with these new layouts. 

 

If you want to learn how to create a fantastic website with these new layouts, you should check out our Website Basics presentation. Someone from the Jimdo team will show you the ins and outs of making a site with Jimdo in one hour. You can sign up on our webinars page.  

 

Double Feature

We've added a couple of small features as well.

 

First, an image can now be resized simply by dragging its corner. After you add a Photo element, you'll see a small arrow in the image's corner that you can click and drag to make the image smaller or larger.

 

Second, we've added the option to enable a scroll-to-top button. If you enable this option in Settings, all of your pages will have a small arrow that your visitors can use to jump back to the top of your site. Check out the screenshots below to see what the scroll to top arrow looks like, and then try it out by clicking the scroll to top arrow at the bottom right of this page. 

 

image resizing feature
Easily resize images.
scroll to top settings
Enable the scroll-to-top button.
Scroll to top button
Click to jump back to the top of the page.

 

And one last thing: Keep your eye on the Decemberfest calendar, because we're giving away a gift every day until December 24th. All you have to do to win is comment or retweet!

 

 

Dan Gray

Decemberfest Enthusiast



Comments: 18 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    tamurosuteki (Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:29)

    good

  • #2

    miekedrossaert (Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:14)

    I immediately used the new features on my website www.miekedrossaert.com Nice! Easy to use and implement. The new button is a nice improvement that enhances the user experience. Tx!

  • #3

    horoscope2013 (Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:12)

    excelent jimdo.

  • #4

    Matt Small (Thursday, 06 December 2012 17:03)

    Added the scroll feature to my 2 Business sites. It is a really unique feature to have - Cheers guys! Will be looking into the new layouts as well.

  • #5

    Benita Haralson (Thursday, 06 December 2012 17:49)

    Loving the new features great job!

  • #6

    travelmyplanet (Friday, 07 December 2012 18:40)

    Nice touch the "back to top" button.
    To bad the new Pro and Business layouts are not so good.
    It is actually wrong to say that both offer bottom sidebar, when only the the P4213 does, but anyway it looks awful if you already have tweet feeds, facebook "likes" and other info. This layout offers no column separation so it really does not look good.
    New USEFUL FEATURES please! not just features without a full understanding of its variables and uses.
    By the way... offering to PAY custom layouts from external providers that have even only develop a few templates not much different one form the other, does not help your case.
    No one cares about multilanguage layouts where you take under consideration also the tools and buttons added directly from Jimdo's toolbar (newsletter, comment forms, etc).
    Learn more about real UX and website architecture before developing simple amateur layouts.
    Sorry for the frustration, but it's getting harder to make a simple GOOD website on Jimdo Business.

  • #7

    travelmyplanet (Friday, 07 December 2012 18:51)

    Correction: the bottom sidebar (still only on the P4213 layout) can be done with columns or modules like any other drag/drop content area. sorry for the mistake.

  • #8

    Kurt Lash (Saturday, 08 December 2012 21:00)

    Hi travelmyplanet. Thank you for your feedback. You were correct about the new JimdoBusiness layout in that it has a sidebar at the top, not the bottom. We have corrected the blog post to reflect the actual location of the sidebar on each of the new layouts.

  • #9

    kacafilmgedung (Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:55)

    thank for jimdo service

  • #10

    commercialre (Saturday, 15 December 2012 08:41)

    Thank You for your services.

  • #11

    David (Saturday, 15 December 2012 09:42)

    Thanks, Jimdo!

  • #12

    German Rock Bands (Saturday, 15 December 2012 10:16)

    Nice, always happy to see new layouts. Would love to see more creative ones which are suitable for bands (a lot of bands use jimdo for their site). The current ones are very plain, and the creative ones offer little customization. Keep up the good work.

  • #13

    Daania (Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:05)

    Thanks for the new layout. The new designs are really stylish and elegant.
    The new button is a nice improvement.

  • #14

    Sertz (Wednesday, 19 December 2012 21:59)

    Excellent!
    I use it necessarily.
    Respectfully to crew Jimdo:)

  • #15

    Dan (Wednesday, 02 January 2013 20:10)

    I love when web building services bring new themes to the table. Seems like when I first get started with web builders I don't like any of the themes available, but the new releases always catch my eye. Scroll to the top is a great option for websites with longer pages, or even medium size pages. Great new features keep them coming.

  • #16

    Kimberly Sutor (Saturday, 05 January 2013)

    I really appreciate the resize photo option. Thanks!

  • #17

    Paidikaparti (Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:17)

    Excelent! This button is a great improvement.

  • #18

    Eliezer Alvarez Lares (Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:03)

    Hi

    I can´t see the responsive desing even i change my template for the p4213, and i try differente emulators of mobile webs like http://www.responsinator.com/?url=utron.com.mx and http://ipadpeek.com/ and i don't see it. Only in this emulator http://www.mobilephoneemulator.com/ i see the mobile page but no a responsive page.

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