Website creation blog

  • 1 big week, 2 big guest stars, and a stack of big changes

    For our Facebook fans, you'll be pleasantly surprised to know that you didn't have to wait “a few days” for an update: it's already here, and the waiting is over!

    We've had a big week at doomby. Lots of new things have been going on, including the addition of some much-requested features to help you make a website even more quickly and easily.

    Here's some of the more interesting new features we've added to the doomby free website builder:

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  • Things are looking up, for a bright weekend

    The first real taste of autumn has finally hit, and has brought with it a refreshing improvement. Delays? What delays? 

    After some intense scurrying and much hard work by a great team over the past week (yay team!), both the servers and the services are behaving much better.

    Thanks everyone for your patience during the last few days, and have a great weekend.

    P.S. Why not take advantage of the cooler weather to ... I don't know ... make a website, perhaps?

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  • No pain, no gain: a few words and a mea* culpa

    OK, so maybe the forceps left a slight mark after all, which you might just have noticed ...

    Yes, we've been experiencing a few technical glitches and slower access times at certain periods of the day (plus the odd cry for help), but we're well on our way to getting things back to normal so you can get back to the business of website building. And who doesn't stumble at least once while they're growing up? If you think back to when you were a little younger, I'll wager you'll remember a scrape or two. I know I do, and, although my ET BMX is long since gone (I wonder what ever happened to that bike?), I still have the scars on my knee and shin to prove it.

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  • 3 things you can do with doomby

    If you're already wondering “what's a doomby?”, then you should probably read the first post, titled  “What's doomby, and how do I use it to make a website?”. To save you some time, the ultra condensed version of that post is: doomby's a free website builder, and you can use it to make a website (funnily enough). As in, make your own website, about stuff that interests you. For free.

    So what, exactly, can you do with doomby, and how is it going to help you to create a website?

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  • What's a doomby anyway, and how do I use it to make a website?

    I thought about titling the first post of the doomby blog “Happy birthday”, or “In spite of the forceps, our head came our looking OK”. And either would have made an OK title, right?

    Then I suddenly remembered that my illustrious boss (Bossman the younger) had asked me at some point in the (now somewhat distant) past to explain the choice of name now inscribed on this website's birth certificate. He might also have mentioned something about describing what doomby actually is, and how to use it to make a website, but my attention span is not dissimilar to that of a goldfish, so I had to be reminded about that (several times).

    But back to “name choice” bit. As with any good story, there are two versions: the short one and the long one. To summarize the short one (and make it really short): it won the beauty and popularity tests, and was available. 10 words

    Yep, that's short (and makes a lovely post-modern Haiku).

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