With so many cool updates from numerous website builders, the permanent releases of new platforms for web development and other terrific news, we’re sorry to say that Jimdo has flown under our radar for some time. No longer.
Today we bring you our first compilation of sample Jimdo websites. Created by real people, for real businesses.
Example #1: Studio23
Interior design company Studio23.re has wisely chosen the Rio de Janeiro template, one of our favorite Jimdo’s designs. It’s all about images. If you have some great pictures, Rio is the perfect theme to show them off. Consistent coloring throughout the website plus easy-to-read fonts and a simple navigation bar complete the lovely look of the site.
Its usability, though, could be slightly improved. E.g. the menu buttons are not readable enough against some of the background images. And there’s also a question about the references in the bottom part – they are supposed to be links but they are not clickable.
Example #2: Jandeys
Jandeys.nz is an excellent example of a simple eCommerce website built with Jimdo. It has a user-centered horizontal navigation bar, easy-to-browse collections and beautiful background images. Check out the way they present their products using lots of whitespace around them, detailed description and multiple product images. Each product page provides all the information shoppers might need: item availability, materials, size options, taxes, and shipping info.
It’s always a good idea to stick the menu bar on top The only thing I’d like to note is some of the background choices that make the text in the footer difficult to read. Still, all in all, the website looks great.
Example #3: Mayfair
Only one word. Classic. Mayfair.Fashion is a beautiful digital home for a Dutch company selling elegant clothing. Their website impresses with consistent colors of black and white scheme, just the right fonts and professional photographs.
Utilizing the hottest web design trends such as homepage slider, sans-serif fonts, ghost buttons, long-scrolling homepage and lots of whitespace, among others, Mayfair is everything a modern eCommerce website should be. It has lots of categories, collections and items, but still you don’t feel like your head is going to explode because of just too much information. Everything is in its place, right where you need it to be.
Example #4: Artistic Dry Cleaners
ArtisticDryCleaners.com is a great example of a small business website. Andy and Young are the owners of the firm since 1986. Note how well-branded the website is: from the custom favicon to the professionally designed logo and down to the footer – Artistic Dry Cleaners impress the visitor with their consistency and minimalism. The site does a great job of using pictograms to demonstrate the various services of the company, while the simple structure of the website makes it easy to immediately find the most important information.
You can find a review page (actually, it directs you to another website, but still) where you can find customers testimonials. In general, the website is pretty simplistic in everything that is related to the functionality.
Example #5: Accessories by Allison Hertzberg
What started as a hobby for AccessoriesByAsh.com quickly turned into a thriving business. Allison handcrafts beautiful woven jewelry in her Brooklyn, NY apartment and strongly believes that one piece of jewelry can make an outfit. At the core of her arts are the intricate knotting details that she learned while preparing a documentary on lobster fishermen in Maine. Allison uses Jimdo’s commerce platform to sell her handmade goods worldwide.
At the core of her arts are the intricate knotting details that she learned while preparing a documentary on lobster fishermen in Maine. Her work is really good, you can find famous people wearing Allison’s handcraft, just open the Press section. But if she want to be even more successful, she’d better redesign her website in a more custom look and add a Back to Top button to the pages.
Example #6: Patrizia Spuler
The fun, bright colors and fonts of PatriziaSpuler.com is a website of modern photographer Patrizia Spuler. Her work mostly connected with children – newborns and little babies, mothers and family. Here you can see a well-done combination of portfolio website and blog.
Pages are not too long and the background is very bright. Patricia is a photographer and it’s crucial to her business to present her portfolio properly. The good thing is having the slider feature – just press play and enjoy.
But it would also be great to view images in their full size, instead of the cropped slider versions.
Example #7: Ben Ahn
Ben Ahn is an `ukulele artist and vocalist from the island of Kaua`i, currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. He’s using his Jimdo website Benahn.com to share his passion for music, find potential clients, as well as display some client references.
Though Ben’s website may feel simple, on closer inspection you can see it has everything a musician’s website needs: the story of the artist, videos, news, event calendar, and an easy way to get in touch. The result is an effective, modern website promoting Ben Ahn’s music to the world.
You can find videos where Ben is in action and listen to his performances. And it’s lovely to see his availability calendar just on the home page.
Example #8: Taqnia International
Tagnial International is an technology investment and development company providing all range of services both for new and established companies around the world. Their website, TaqniaInternational.com, successfully uses the Jimdo website creating technology.
Here you can see a neat and modern design with amazing animated elements emphasizing company’s pursuit of innovation and sphere of interests. It’s good to see a well-optimized mobile version and a branded favicon, and I like how the colors are changing.
The animated images are suited perfectly to the theme of the company. You really feel like future is standing on your doorstep, actually, it’s already knocking on your door.
Example #9: Bobsmade
Bobsmade.com is another website of a custom painting company which makes ordinary things unique and awesome. Your shoes, snickers, headphones or guitar – almost everything you want could be painted with great design born in painter’s mind or in your own. It’s very exciting to explore the website from section to section, with lots of cool designs and images.
I really don’t know a person who’d refuse to customize their Chuck’s?! You can find every help you need, from a size chart to a currency converter, it’s really convenient to have it all in one place instead of surfing the web from site to site. So, just several clicks – and your accessories are most unique and unusual!
As you can see, there are no boundaries for you in creating a website with Jimdo. Whether you want to create a portfolio website or an online store, the platform provides all kinds of tools to make your website stylish, modern and successful.
Use every option or feature wisely, don’t overload the website with stuff you don’t need. Pay attention on how the results may differ if you pick a wrong color scheme or even a template itself.
Take your time, no need to hurry with this one, explore the features and customizing options of your website, and you will get a truly magnificent result.