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Personalize your website date, time zone and email formats

It’s been a while since the new version of doomby has been up and running, and high time to fill you in on some of the great new features. In addition to all the existing tools to make a website that you’ve been used to in the previous version, your website builder tools now enable you to personalize your website in new and exciting ways.

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Setting up website date formats

Your website settings include the possibility to personalize the layout of dates for items published on your website. Take this blog post as an example – if you look just under the post title, you’ll notice an automatic date stamp.

You can personalize the presentation of date stamps used on your website, to apply long date formats, abbreviated or numerical formats. And it doesn’t matter which side of the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian you live: you’ll find a date format that works for your website.

Define a time zone for your website

Personalize the time zone format for your website to ensure dates “rollover” the way they should, wherever you may live. Simply choose the time zone for your locale, or the one you’d prefer to apply to your website, and save your changes. It’s that easy.

Personalize your website email address

Whenever visitors subscribe to your newsletters, order items on your online store or receive reply notification emails via your online contact forms, you can now personalize the email sender address and name that will appear in your site emails, to harmonize your online communications. Choose one of your personalized email addresses if you have your own domain name for your website for a coherent end-to-end online marketing and communications strategy.

To adjust and personalize your website settings, just head to the Settings > Global settings > Site info menu of your site manager.

Make a unique website with web fonts

Personalize your site design with web fontsFonts cause a lot of problems, though it’s not necessarily easy to understand why; any old application can understand letters and numbers, but they need to be told exactly how to display them on the screen.

This is of particular concern for people who make a website, and has meant that website font choice had traditionally been pretty limited.

Fortunately, these days things are a little different. By taking advantage of modern website technology standards, it's become a whole lot easier for webmasters to control exactly how their site will look once published online, and to create a truly unique site design.

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Future-proof your site videos with HTML5

Add HTML5 videos to your websiteAdding videos to a website is a great way to engage visitors: it’s a much quicker, easier and more natural way of communicating certain types of content and ideas.

Unfortunately, web browsers have a hard time dealing with video content. Different video formats and browser technologies mean it’s difficult to make a website with videos function the same way from one browser or device to another. And sometimes, they just don’t work at all.

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Filter access to your site content

Reserve site content for membersOne of the best features of doombyPLUS is the ability to create a website with a dedicated content area for your site members. Filtering access to certain site pages, reserving them for your registered site members, adds value to your site. It also ensures you keep a tight control over who sees what, by applying it to page comments or blog posting, and is a great way to share the workload of your daily site management.

We’ve recently enhanced the members-only features available to doombyPLUS members – here’s an overview of what’s new.

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Dress up your website for the holiday season

Santa's coming to your websiteIf you’re anything like me, then you’re probably feeling a little excited at the thought that the holiday season is upon us once again. I put it down to my severely rose-colored memory of childhood Christmases (those creative “memories” gifted by aging). Though there are many occasions each year worthy of celebrating, end-of-year festivities are really my favorite.

When the holiday mood finally strikes you this year, why not go all out and spread a little seasonal cheer through your personal website or online business? For those looking to get merry on the web, here’s a few ideas to make a website that reflects the true spirit of the season.

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