Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jimdo - Great Option for Building Your Website

There is no shortage of free platforms for building your own website. Some are very good and appropriate for schools while other platforms are not. I've outlined eight good free website platforms in the past. Now I will add Jimdo to that list.

Like most other free website building platforms, Jimdo allows you to pick your own subdomain. For example, my Jimdo site is richardbyrne.jimdo.com. What makes Jimdo such a good option is the wide array of templates, layouts, background options, and editing options. On many free website builders once you pick a template or design you're locked into all of the pre-defined parameters of that template unless you know HTML and CSS. Jimdo is different because it allows you to tweak the predefined templates and designs.

Aside from the design options, Jimdo has some other integrated elements worth mentioning. Jimdo offers you the option to create a blog as an element of your website. You can also take advantage of email management options within Jimdo.

To learn more about Jimdo, watch the short video embedded below.


Applications for Education
If you're looking for a free platform on which to build your classroom website and blog, Jimdo is well worth giving a good look. If the look of your website and blog is important to you, Jimdo gives you more options than most of it's direct competitors.

As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, every classroom should have it's own web presence. Not only is it a good resource for parents and students, it's a good way to keep track of what your class has done over the course of a semester or year.