It could've been the fact that few of us here at doomby actually have any offspring of our own to shower gifts upon (at least, that we know about). Or perhaps it was the … intoxication ... of last weekend's outings. In any case, it doesn't matter because whatever it was, you win. Overwhelmed by the spirit of giving, we've decided to make it cheaper to make a website with all the (Christmas) bells and whistles, and to register a domain name.
Aren't you lucky?
Just a quick post this week, as we have something BIG in store for all of you website builders on Monday (so stay tuned!).
For those lucky enough to be heading off for the holidays (and those even luckier souls who've already left): happy holidays, from all of us here at doomby.
And I'm sure that, on my way to work this morning, I heard Dearie, Starey and Swifty (the squirrel) wish you a happy holiday too.
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?
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.
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?
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).