July 2009 Blog Archive


Mon

13

Jul

2009

Create Links in Your Photo Gallery!

Dear Jimdonauts, we've got great news for your photo galleries!

It was always been easy to link to other pages or sites from single images... and starting immediately you can do even more with image galleries - you can set a link for each image in a photo gallery! We hope those of you with online shops and similar sites will find this particularly useful.

Please note: as soon as you set a link for one or more photos in any photo gallery, clicking to enter enlarged (slideshow) mode won't work anymore - but that makes sense, right? :) If you don't have link any of the images, then of course you'll be able set the gallery to behave as it always has: pictures expand when you click on them. The links themselves are simple to add - you can do it in the gallery editing interface (see below).

Enjoy the newly updated photo gallery!

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Fri

10

Jul

2009

The Europas 'Best Web Apps' Finalists & TechCrunch Top 100 Index

I wrote previously that Jimdo was nominated in a few categories at the Europas Awards (TechCrunch's European startup awards). Many thanks to all of you who voted for Jimdo, and the judges who also helped winnow through the nominees in each category.

 

 

Jimdo made it to the five finalists for the Europas Best Web Application or Service category. Sadly, we didn't win, but we'd like to congratulate Spotify who took the prize in that category.

In other great news, Jimdo's currently #18 on the newly launched TechCrunch Europe Top 100 Index! TechCrunch explains

"This is a new, constantly updated Index of the most innovative and highest-potential European tech companies, as compiled by our partner YouNoodle."

 

Take a look, watch Jimdo climb up to #1! :)

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Wed

08

Jul

2009

Jimdo now works with Google Chrome!

If you're a fan of the new Google browser, heads up! Starting immediately, Jimdo is completely compatible with Google Chrome.

 

Of course, you can still keep using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, or even Flock - but if Chrome's your favorite browser, you can use it worry-free on your Jimdo page.

 

By clicking on one of browsers listed above (Firefox, for example), you'll go to the official download page where you can get the latest version. It's a good idea to keep your web browser updated, since the developers are constantly improving and adding features!

 

If you'd like to learn more, take a look here:

What is a browser, anyway?

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Thu

02

Jul

2009

Have you tried out the new header features yet?

The recent big update that affected all Jimdo pages that were created BEFORE January 2, 2009 was finished a few weeks ago. Now we want to take the opportunity to introduce you again to the new "emotion" header interface. Since the update, it's been available to all Jimdo users, even those with older sites. Exciting, right? Keep reading to learn everything about the new options it offers...

New Possibilities!

We don't want to speak too poorly of the old header tool, but the new one can do so many more things, it's way better. A site's header really makes it individual and distinctive. We already offer a gallery of headers for you to choose from -- a gorgeous variety of choices, if we do say so ourselves. If you want to upload your own picture, that's a great way to add a unique touch to your Jimdo page.

 

When you're editing the header, click on "Settings" on the new toolbar. You'll see the new menu (see right). Depending on the size of your photo, you can change the height of the header area, zoom into a particular section, and even shift the image horizontally or vertically. Just try it out, and click "apply" when you're happy.

When you're editing the header, click on "Settings" on the new toolbar. You'll see the new menu (see right). Depending on the size of your photo, you can change the height of the header area, zoom into a particular section, and even shift the image horizontally or vertically. Just try it out, and click "apply" when you're happy.

 

We've got an example ready for you and more detailed information about the new header in our header help article. There's also a short video below the two example images that shows everything the header can do!

 

Enjoy!

Before & After: Get the Full Effect of Your Photograph

Video of New Header Features

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