Can 1&1 help me to create a website?
Yes. 1&1 offers powerful website building solutions that enable you to make your own website with ease. In fact, it is now simpler than ever to create your own website from scratch by using 1&1's MyWebsite. There is a large pool of videos and tutorials on how to make your own website guiding you during your first steps.
With other professional CMS tools, like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, you can turn to an even greater number of website builder technologies and choose from the features that best suit your web project – perfect for those looking to get a running start in the world of setting up your own website success story.
Create a website with functional and professional elements that your customers will want to return to again and again. Include widgets and HTML elements, flash movies and YouTube content, social networking support and a host of powerful eCommerce features when you build your own website with 1&1. Take advantage of the intuitive controls that make MyWebsite one of the most simple and powerful website builder solutions on the market today.
Our website builder enables you to save a lot of time during the setup of your website by using intuitive drag and drop functionalities, simple colour scheme selection and a user-friendly tool for image editing. Easily integrate social media with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to frequently keep in touch with your website audience.
Do I need any previous experience or expert knowledge to use the website builder?
To simplify the administration of our website builder technology, the backend view largely corresponds to the frontend view – meaning there are no complicated menus or navigations and you can always see what your changes will look like. A versatile text editor is included that allows you to easily edit font size and deal with other formatting tasks whilst images, video and links can also be integrated easily. Professional website building has never been so simple. By the way, when you make your own website using our website builder, the resulting site will be consistent with W3C standards.
How can I make a website for smartphones and tablets?
If you consider building your own website for today's ecommerce market, you should always keep in mind how your website may appear on portable devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Website statistics show that more than 30 percent of all visitors are accessing and researching website content through mobile devices. Our website builder lets you take advantage of responsive web design to ensure that the website you create displays correctly on both, computer monitors and mobile devices.
Alongside responsive web design, 1&1's website builder also offers the integration of more than 300 Web Apps that are mobile ready. Among the most popular is the Twitter Web App that allows you to connect your account to your website for online marketing purposes. In addition to this, you can also integrate apps from Facebook, eBay, Google+ and Amazon. Finally, if you wish to make changes to your site whilst on the move, you can also log in via your smartphone – simply go to the customer centre for full access.
I want to create a website with eCommerce features, is this possible?
Yes. 1&1's MyWebsite is perfect for business users looking to build a professional eCommerce site. With a variety of ready-made designs and layouts that are optimised for more than 120 business sectors, 1&1 has plenty of attractive websites that simply require the addition of your unique content. However, if time is really of the essence, then our website creator also includes a library of pre-written text and images that can also be included and customised in any way you see fit. Complete your website with professional website features such as Google Maps, a range of eCommerce solutions and a selection of social media widgets.
For any burgeoning business, it is essential to reach as many customers as possible whilst retaining your existing customer base. Once you have taken advantage of 1&1's website builder, you will also find plenty of tools to inform your customers about special offers, opening times or the latest news by using our powerful website apps. This means that your website can continue to grow alongside your business by adding features as and when you require them – perfect when building sites expected to experience continuous expansion.
I want to make a website to express my creative talents, is that possible using the 1&1 website builder?
Building a site that reflects your more creative side is also simple when you use 1&1's MyWebsite. Whether you want to showcase your art, writing, music or any other talent, 1&1's website builder has something for you. What's more, thanks to its intuitive layout and simple controls, you can be as creative with your website's design as you are with your artistic content. Choose from a range of templates targeted to your specific discipline and customise the layout until you are happy with the appearance. Next, upload your photos, videos or texts to the website and you are ready to start creatively arranging your content.
If creativity is not your forte but you still want to build your own website that showcases a special moment in your life, then you also have a range of attractive templates that allow you to do this. Whether you wish to share wedding photos and travel stories with friends and family or the wider world, 1&1's website builder makes it a breeze. In both cases, you can change and adjust your websites in any way you want – whilst also integrating web apps like a Guestbook, social widgets or RSS feeds to let your visitors communicate with you through your website.
Is it possible to embed a contact form or a forum when you make your own website?
No matter which purpose you make your own website for, some features are always useful to have. For example, a contact form is a great way for visitors to stay in touch and allows better communication through your personal website. In addition to this, a forum is a great place to answer frequently asked questions or provide continued aftercare for your products and services. Forums are also useful places to conduct polls and surveys.
Both of these elements can be easily added when being in the web design mode by using the simple drag & drop system. In this section, you will also find many other elements common to a website and by using the preview function, you can check how they sites will look on your browser once they are published. Here, you can also enhance your website with web apps such as location maps and social media connections.
Are there any security and legal aspects to keep in mind when creating a website?
When you build your website with 1&1 MyWebsite, you can expect unparalleled safety and security. Your website will be safe for visitors and your data and software will be secured against hackers and other types of data loss. What's more, when you use our website builder, you will also be safe from viruses, malware and other threats.
Our high-performance data centres are subject to German data-protection standards which are among the strictest in the world. In addition to this, your website data is secured using geo-redundant servers, to ensure maximum protection. When transmitting data through our fibre optic connections, we ensure multiple security measures through encryption and the data is passed through an external firewall.
Of course, when you are building a website you will automatically think of the legal requirements found on professional websites. 1&1 can provide the necessary legal texts that deal with this issue. Finally, should you have any further questions or issues regarding security or legal operation, our experts are on hand 24/7 through telephone or email.