On this week's episode of The Jimdo Review, I talk about wrapping up Decemberfest, give away a cool prize from Yuki, and show off an awesome JimdoPage that I came across earlier this week.
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This week's episode of The Jimdo Review is full of surprises. Dan reveals hints about future Decemberfest gifts, Kurt gets shot in the neck with a Nerf dart, and they both talk about new features and ways to spice up your website.
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 responsive. A responsive design 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.
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.
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.
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!
These gifts have been given away! Congratulations to Sebastian and Anastasia!
Today is the first day of Decemberfest! Below, you'll see the gifts that two German clothing labels are offering. If you'd like a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post or retweet our daily Decemberfest tweet. After today, Decemberfest posts won't appear on the main blog, so make sure that you stop by every day to check the Decemberfest calendar, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
One of Berlin's great clothing labels, blütezeit, is known for combining modern, urban design and playful, feminine style. After a painstaking design process, their clothing is produced with high quality materials, which leads to a finished product that is equally well-made and beautiful.
For Decemberfest, blütezeit is offering their "True Lilly" dress to Jimdo users. The elegant dress is excellent for both casual and formal situations. If you wear it with some boots and a nice coat, you have a fantastic looking winter outfit.
If you'd like a chance to win, leave a comment below! And if you ever find yourself on a trip to Berlin, you should visit blütezeit's new retail store.
A fairly new designer, Steinkopf, is based in the port city of Hamburg, Germany. The handmade accessories that Steinkopf makes are influenced by Hamburg's maritime atmosphere. For Decemberfest, Steinkopf is offering a beanie and a circle scarf — just in time for the winter months.
If you'd like to be entered to win this gift from Steinkopf, leave a comment below. Made from high quality materials and marked by a northern flair, this combination of winter accessories would be a great addition to your wardrobe.
Good luck to everyone, and see you again tomorrow for another gift!