August 2008 Blog Archive





Designspotters: It's all about Design

Our new partner, the online magazine DESIGNSPOTTER, offers everything a design enthusiast's heart could desire. In a daily blog, reports or in the column it's all about accessories, books, design contests, current exhibitions, fashion, furniture, architecture and much more...

The main concern of DESIGNSPOTTER is to offer young designers a platform for publication. Here they can get in contact with other designers and all those people who love and live design. By submitting their works, ideas and prototypes, designers can set up their own profile on

So, if you are into design you should not miss to visit DESIGNSPOTTER - there are really a lot of things to see!

Get a foretaste and have also a look at those great websites of DESIGNSPOTTER readers who created their website with Jimdo:

Sui Generis Clothing



Every single piece of clothing from the SUI GENERIS CLOTHING collection is handcrafted with love by the young Canadian designer Jordan de Ruiter. Most of the dresses and other beauties are individual items or limited editions. Her page is a must for everyone who loves cloths! Great colors and patterns glamorize every item and make it to something really special.

Free your Game!



It's supposed that there are people who consider golfing to be kind of square. They sometimes have a really even kind of prejudices against that kind of sport! We promise all those people: Take a look at the Jimdo Page of FREE YOUR GAME and it's over... :) Golf lessons paired with creativity workshops, street art and fashion await you!

Hausbootbau Oldenburg

HAUSBOOTBAU OLDENBURG - a houseboat is born!

In Oldenburg, in the North of Germany, a boat is being built. A houseboat. It's probably going to be the most stylish houesboat the world has ever seen. The swimming house that arose from the creative minds of the designers Flo Florian and Sascha Akkerman, is supposed to be a full-fledged, top-quality home that represents a mixture of design and maritime romantic. We're already excited to see the houseboat finished! Visit the Jimdo Page to see status reports and more!


Looks promising, doesn't it? :) Great Pages and creative ideas - what do you think?

Best regards,
Your Jimdo Team








New anti-spam protection for your contact forms

We all know this: Almost every day our email accounts are overflowed with spam mails... it's just annoying! And contact forms can be affected, too - unless you put some obstacles in the spammer's way: Captchas! Captchas are little tasks that can usually be solved easily by humans, but not by computers. So if the correct solution is entered, it is presumed that the user was human.


Since we received many questions concerning anti-spam protection recently, we decided to create a little Captcha for your contact forms that should preserve you from spam mails. However, since Captchas rely on visual perception, they offer only limited web accessibility. Users who are unable to view Captchas won't be able to perform the task. That is why you can decide when integrating a new contact form if you want to deactivate the anti-spam protection and offer full accessibility for your website (important for official websites of public authorities) or if you activate the anti-spam protection and get rid off spam mails.


Let us know what you think about it - does it work for you? Those who want to learn more about Captchas can look it up on


That's what the picture looks like below the contact form. If you want to write someone a note via contact form, just type in the displayed code (no need for case sensitivity) and submit. Should the code be unreadable, just refresh it and a new code is generated.


We're looking forward to your feedback - we'd be glad if you let us know if the Captcha helps you to get rid off spam mails... :)


Best regards,

Your Jimdo Team






Jimdo on tour :)


Last weekend, our Jimdo packed the bags and to go on a little works outing! Incl. a mudflat hiking tour, barbecue and a night in a "hay hotel" (there were no rooms, we all slept in an old stable on the warm and cosy hay). Employees of other companies might not feel like spending a whole weekend with the company, but we all were really excited and looking forward to the weekend!


On Friday we started our trip in a good temper and spent the first night at Fridel's place (the old farm, where once the idea of Jimdo was brought into being). But before we went to sleep, we had a nice barbecue and celebrated... and so we were a bit tired when we had to get up at 5.30 a.m. :) Finally we made it and started our mudflat hiking tour in time and there was not even a not even a suggestion of fatigue when we arrived at the little island Neuwerk (it actually has only 36 habitants) off the coast in the North Sea. In the evening, we made some hot dogs while we were sitting on the levee, payed a visit to the crowded (and only) bar on the island, had a night-time walk and finally enjoyed our well-deserved sleep in the hay...


The next morning, we made our way back home to the mainland, had a second breakfast at Fridel's place and then all got back to Hamburg... We're already looking forward to going on the next Jimdo Tour! It was such a great weekend!


Enough the talking - we don't want to withhold the pictures any longer... Enjoy! :)