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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Image Editor Makes Your Jimdo Website Picture Perfect
Big news, Jimdo users! We’ve added Adobe’s powerful Creative SDK Image Editor to Jimdo’s website builder. Now you have an easier, faster way to customize images so they look just right on your website. Edit, crop, enhance...all without leaving your site!
New Tokyo Template Will Help Your Website Bloom
To celebrate the season of warm sunshine and new beginnings, our designers collaborated with our Tokyo office and designed a template to match this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
We asked web designer Jill Heyer to tell us about Tokyo, and provide some design tips on how to best use this gorgeous template.