We’ve all done it. You started a book and abandoned it halfway through. You vowed to clean out that scary junk drawer but got distracted by something else. Or maybe you tried picking up a new hobby only to have several pre-paid guitar lessons go to waste.
Here are just a few possibilities, with some quick ways to get it visitor-ready.
First, here are a few things to consider to pick out a unique and successful domain:
Once you settle on the domain name, we have a step-by-step guide on connecting it to your Jimdo website.
Find a full list of free resources to get started with your website.
Follow these eleven golden rules for writing content that people will actually read. The main idea here is to know your audience, keep your writing concise, and make it SEO friendly. If you need help blogging, Jimdo customer Jane Douglas-Jones offers real-life tips on how she started blogging for her own business.
Also, don't forget that what you write doesn't have to be perfect. It's so easy to edit your website that you can always come back and make changes later on. The important first step is to just get something down on the page.
Another helpful tip is to visit other websites similar to yours to get ideas on how to set the tone. We’re definitely not encouraging plagiarism, but browsing other sites will give you inspiration to develop your own original content.
And last but certainly not least, proofread your text. If you don’t know a fancy editor, then these guidelines will help.
It’s actually quite simple to create your own light box and take quality product photos. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how.
Learn more about what it takes to create a top-quality logo.
First, be sure to choose the right template. We’ve created templates that make it easy for you to fill in your own content. However, it’s easier for you to do this if you’ve chosen the template that will work best for your business or portfolio.
Once you’ve picked out the right template, or diagnosed that you were using the wrong template and switched over to the right one—it’s time to fill it all in.
Take a look at this helpful infographic that shows the anatomy of a website and learn where to place your images, text, icons, and more. You can also learn how to create a showstopping homepage and other pages for your site by following the Cone Principle. The Cone Principle suggests that the top of your site is image heavy and gradually your images get smaller and you add more text.
Read more about how to structure your homepage and other pages of your website.
Use our Style Editor to quickly match all the fonts and colors on your site.
So how do you know what makes a well-designed site? Lucky for you, that’s our expertise! Here are few guidelines to follow to get designer results from your Jimdo site:
If you’re still stuck on design, get inspiration from these sites created with our Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Rome, Miami, and Zurich templates.
So unless the real reason you haven’t finished your website is because you’d rather be binge-watching Netflix, you should now have the tools and tips you need to finally check "building a website" off your to-do list!
What’s stopped you from finishing your site? Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you get your website across the finish line.
Content Marketing and PR at Jimdo
Melissa joined Jimdo in August 2014 to support social media, public relations, and the blog. She has experience in marketing ranging from event management to content marketing. When Melissa isn’t drafting a blog post, you can find her watching stand-up comedy, attending a concert, or rooting for the Oregon Ducks.