5 Tricks to Turn Your Website Fears into Success
Remember when your parents first took the stabilizers off your bike and let go? The moment of fear, then the exhilaration when you could ride on your own. Creating your website can feel like you are preparing for a fall when you put yourself out there on the internet. However, there are some tricks you can use to conquer those inner doubts and drive yourself forward.
Rather than ignoring your concerns, make sure you acknowledge them and question the underlying assumption behind the fear. Maybe your inner voice is telling you that “building a website is too hard”, even though this doesn’t have to be the case. We have some tricks to help you out and get you on track!
I spoke to some of the experts in our team to gather the techniques that work for us here at Jimdo.
Choose the Best Color Combinations for Your Website
In a world of millions of websites, color is one of the best ways to make yours feel distinct. Color also plays a huge role in helping people recognize your brand quickly. So it’s not just fun, it’s useful!
After you’ve planned your site and started building it, you’re probably excited to get to the more creative part. If you have a color in mind already, or you’re not sure where to start, this article will walk through some of the basics of picking colors and applying them to your website, including:
3 Web Design Principles Every Beginner Should Know
You see them every day. You probably have a few favorites that you visit again and again. But what, exactly, goes into a well-designed website?
When you start building your own website, it feels like you have millions of options for fonts, colors, styles, photos, and more. But the truth is that most successful websites use the same underlying principles to make themselves easy on the eyes, and easy for visitors to navigate. There’s a reason for this, too. According to Google’s research, users prefer simple and familiar designs—and they make this decision in less than the blink of an eye.
In this post I’ll go over the basic concepts of web design that will take some of the mystery out of building your own site. If you want to dive deeper, there are many more techniques and ideas you can use, but these provide a good place to start.
Looking to Start Your Business? Get Tips From One of the Sharks
“I’m out”—at least that was Frank Thelen’s response to his previous website provider. Thelen is one of the investors from the German version of the TV show that you may know as “Shark Tank” or “Dragon’s Den”, depending on what side of the globe you live on. He is also one of our Jimdo users!
Many of you are entrepreneurs or have played around with the idea of starting your own business. You believe in your idea, and are deeply involved in the development of your product. You want it to be successful and fun! Maybe you have already considered the idea of bringing venture capital into the fold, to give your project a real boost. But have you ever wondered how an investor assesses a product idea and what is the decisive factor in making someone invest?
We have the answers straight from the shark's mouth—Frank Thelen.
Newer, Better, Faster Mobile Features
Great news Jimdo users! We have revamped our Jimdo app and added some great new features you will love, based on all your feedback.
Ever wanted to keep track of your shop orders while you're out? Change your password on mobile? Or didn't think you had enough time to add a blog post on the run? Not any longer—we have made it faster and more user-friendly to use our mobile app for those spare ten minutes on the way to the office.
8 Website Shortcuts for Busy People
When you start your own website, you're confronted with so many choices: colors, fonts, how to lay out your pages, what to put on each page, etc. It can be overwhelming! The good news is that there are a lot of shortcuts to help you get going, so you don't have to start from an entirely blank page.
Here are some of our best hacks to save you time on setting up pages, choosing colors and fonts, finding photographs, and more.
Email Newsletters: Your Website's Best Marketing Tool
When it comes to online marketing, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about social media these days. While platforms like Instagram or Facebook are great for branding and creating an online identity, they are not necessarily the best way to get people to actually buy your product.
My colleagues and I have seen (and tested) it all when it comes to email marketing tools, and we think it’s one of the best ways for small businesses to cultivate ongoing and productive relationships with their customers.
Read on for more about what makes a good newsletter, the tools that can help you create one, and how to integrate it with your Jimdo website.
Build a Resume Website That Employers Will Love
Whether you're just graduating from school or you’re a veteran in your field, you’ve probably spent time staring at your resume or CV, wondering how you can make it stand out. The bullet points, the black and white text, the awkwardness of writing about yourself in the third person—it’s hard to write a resume that really reflects what you’ve done and what you can do.
There’s a better way to describe your work experience and grab the attention of hiring managers, and that’s building your own resume website. It will add some much-needed life to your resume, and it’s easier to build than you might think.
How to Turn Your Art into a Business with Sammy Rose
Jenny Brandt and Jens Grönberg aren’t your typical working couple. They are the creative force behind Sammy Rose, a website creating prints and images for record labels, magazines, and customers’ homes. The Sweden-based couple collaborate out of their home in Ystad—Jens is the illustrator, and Jenny is the photographer and blogger. Their secret? A great partnership, and never taking themselves too seriously.
Ask the Website Doctor: Your Template FAQs, Answered!
Like any good relationship, it takes some trial and error to find a template that’s just right for your website. Fortunately with Jimdo, you can change your template at any time without losing your work—so think of choosing a template as more like speed dating than any iron-clad commitment.
If you’re still using the same template you started with, you get an A+ for loyalty...but you might be missing out on even better options. Let our Website Doctor help you out, with some of the most frequently-asked questions about templates and the answers that will get you matched to the right one in no time.
5 Top Support Questions Answered
At Jimdo, our fantastic Support Team helps customers all over the world build beautiful websites—but no matter the country, some questions pop up again and again...
Though we always love to hear from you, we thought we could save you time by compiling the top 5 questions we receive at Support and our quick answers so you can get back outside to enjoy your summer in the sunshine.
Awesome Jimdo Websites Using the Malaga Template
Ask Jimdo Experts for their favorite Jimdo template, and they’ll probably tell you all about Malaga. Clean and modern, Malaga is a go-to template for business websites. But, as you’ll see from the examples below, a “business website” doesn’t have to be boring. Malaga is also versatile enough to use for online stores, portfolio sites, and more.
Check out these top reasons why Malaga is a designer favorite, and learn some of the best ways to make Malaga work on your own website.
3 Secret Jimdo Templates You’re Sure to Love
Last week, my colleague Laura told you all about Jimdo’s most popular templates. There’s wide-open Zurich, flashy Rio, and easy-to-use Berlin. All three have risen to the top to become our users’ favorites.
But out of all of Jimdo’s responsive templates, I want to take a moment to highlight some of the lesser known ones. The unsung heros. The wallflowers. The hidden gems.
If you’re looking for a template that’s off the beaten path, be sure to give these three a chance:
Zurich, Berlin, & Rio: See Why These Jimdo Templates Are Our Users’ Favorites
Sidebars, breadcrumbs, dropdowns...picking the perfect template can mean scrolling through a lot of options. How do you find the one template that’s just right?
Well, if you believe in the wisdom of crowds, you might go with the templates that your fellow Jimdo users like best. With over 15 million websites and counting, there are some templates that keep rising to the top as our users’ favorites. Why not start there?
The following templates have been tried and tested by Jimdo users and still rank among our most popular. Take a look and see why!
New Stockholm Template Makes Your Photos Look “Fantastiskt!”
Beautiful, welcoming, easy to navigate...these words describe the city of Stockholm, and our new Stockholm template too!
We hope you had a chance to check out our new, responsive template update last week. Now, we’re really happy to add another rocking responsive template to the mix—meet Stockholm.
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