6 Tips for Making a Stunning Website

There is only one week left to enter the Awesome Background Competition, where you could win a digital camera just by making a Jimdo website. For everyone who hasn't yet entered, we want to share 6 tips for creating an incredible site using our new custom background feature


1. Start with a great image.



You'll want a high-resolution image for your background. Make sure that it's visually interesting, but not so busy that it will distract the viewer from your content. You can either take the photo yourself or try using stock images from professional photographers


2. Keep your text visible.


Use contrasting colors to keep your text visible above your beautiful background image. Try white text on a transparent black background for a great visual effect. 


3. Check the alignment.

Depending on the image you're using, you may want to align your content on the left or right side. With the right balance, you'll attract people to your page with a captivating image and keep them there with interesting content. 

4. Go full screen.

A phenomenal full screen image is a great foundation for a beautiful website. Make sure that once you've got your high-resolution image that you set it full screen—tiled images usually end up looking tacky or causing headaches. 


5. Don't lose your head, but do lose your header.

Avoid clashing images by using a transparent header image. Keep it simple and only put a title in your header—text on top of a background image stands out really well. 


6. Lights, camera, website.

We think that our new video backgrounds feature is absolutely incredible, and the right video background can make your site stand out. Simple videos without too much movement work great and set the mood for the website without distracting your visitors. 


Now go forth and create a beautiful website.

You have one more week to win some awesome prizes by creating a website with a custom background.


Prizes include a Nikon 1 J3, a GoPro Hero3, a lifetime JimdoBusiness package, and lots of other Jimdo goodies.



Devon Atkins

Resident Antipodean

Comments: 12 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    surya alam (Friday, 26 July 2013 07:40)

    Thanks for the Tips,
    that help me with my website.

    Success Always for you! Keep up the good works!

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    Pencig (Friday, 26 July 2013 09:37)

    It's really important to have your text visible:)

  • #3

    gamedirect (Friday, 26 July 2013 11:29)


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    Laptop cu gia re (Friday, 26 July 2013 18:36)


  • #5

    dinhvisodienthoai (Friday, 26 July 2013 18:39)

    thanks for shared

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    Karen Duncklee (Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:26)

    Thanks for the great tips.

  • #7

    网上邻居 (Saturday, 27 July 2013 22:07)


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    1359845431 (Saturday, 27 July 2013 22:49)

    I already win, using Jimdo. Thanks

  • #9

    georabbyn (Sunday, 28 July 2013 13:22)

    Thanks for the Tips,
    that help me with my website.

    Success Always for you! Keep up the good works!

  • #10

    kemduongda (Monday, 29 July 2013 17:37)

    Thanks Jimdo

  • #11

    Maria Gonzalez (Monday, 29 July 2013 20:03)

    Thank you for the tips!! Very helpful for my website!

  • #12

    Taylor (Monday, 12 August 2013 17:07)

    Short and informative tips , Would be working on these tips for new website :)