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This is a first in a series of blog posts about Strikingly users. We’re having a chat with Sam Mazumdar, founder and CEO of Y Athletics. Learn about his background and how he got started with his activewear company, and of course, check out his Strikingly website here! 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Arbab Sam Mazumdar and I’m the founder and CEO of Y Athletics, a premium acti…

We think a lot about web trends here at Strikingly. When we try to predict the future, there are often more questions than answers. What will be the next big thing? Who will rule the world? What is the concept of time, even? Indeed, the answer to all these questions is not in the future, but in the past. Today we are announcing an ambitious new undertaking. A brand new product that will change th…

Having interned at UBS and Goldman Sachs, Walter works as a marketing executive at a German logistics firm. But his story is far from conventional: he has around ten percent of a normal person’s vision, just about enough to read one word if it filled up a computer screen. “For a while my mother doubted whether if I would go on to university, or find work after ninth grade.” However, excelling at …

Today, we’re looking at Hustle & Play, a startup design company from Austin, Texas. We’ll let cofounder Kevin Rustagi tell his story! 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi everyone. I’m Kevin Rustagi, a young entrepreneur who loves creating and working the most exciting and useful consumer products I can find. In the past, I’ve gotten a chance to learn with and from some incredible people –…

Today, we’re with Dan Rubin, a designer, photographer, and creative director based in London, England. Dan wears many hats – co-founder of The Photographic Journal; speaker and workshopist; consultant for RedBull, Starwood Hotels, and more. Here’s Dan’s story! 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My story could fill a book, so I’m told, so the shortest version is that I’ve been a designer — p…

Today, we’re picking the brain of Trevz, a Brooklyn-born filmmaker who started traditional filmmaking in 2005, and is now recognised as a “Next 100” video blog pioneer. We’re curious about how he got here, where he’s going, and how Strikingly fits in with other mediums — his book and video series. Trevz edits his Strikingly website, thevideographers.org, by the pool. Q: Tell us your story. How di…

This week we continue with Part 2 of our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices. In Part 1, we listed 3 best practices to increase your site’s exposure on search engines: connect your domain, actively share your site on other websites, complete page descriptions and meta tags. In this article, we share with you 4 additional tips to improve your search rankings. 4. Write a descriptive tit…

A letter from David Chen, CEO of Strikingly. Every day, every one of us wakes up with the ability to create something. Creativity is intrinsic to human nature. It’s present in the games that we made up as kids. It exists when we postulate, “If only….”. We all have the potential, the ideas, the energy, but many of us lack the resources to express it, to put our ideas into motion. However, this is …

LinkedIn is a potent tool that allows you to reach out to influential people in your industry. But let’s face it – the user interface is ugly and not personalized. The social elements can distract readers from your individual expertise. It’s not optimal as a profile of your professional experiences. You need an one-page online resume that gives an overview of your career trajectory. Looking for a…

Want to drive traffic to your Strikingly site, get to know your audience better? We hear you. We’re now announcing an update to the Strikingly iOS app, for you to easily manage your website on the go. The central belief of Strikingly is to “build from mobile.” We consider the appearance of each Strikingly template on mobile devices at the very start of the design process, instead of trying to cra…

Websites. Easy to start, but difficult to complete. One moment you’re incredibly motivated, “Yes! Of course I want a website to help my organization to thrive.” A couple hours later, you’re staring at a blank webpage and you don’t know where to begin. You know you need an online presence outside of your Facebook page- a gorgeous and professional looking site that also represents your brand. If on…

Unless you’re all up with that self love mindset – promoting your personal brand may seem a little daunting and conceited. Realistically though, it doesn’t have to involve a whole lot of bragging and can be really fast, easy to maintain, and 100% free. Promoting your personal brand is investing in yourself, and your career. And it’s never been easier. Contents: What is a Personal Brand? Why Shoul…

Over the past few years, the blogging craze has exploded and we now have millions of active blogs dedicated to everything from cats with attitudes to molecular gastronomy. As a blogger, you have the chance to express your ideas and share your passions with people across the world. Blogging is also a way for small businesses to increase traffic to their websites and get exposure for their business…

On the occasion when one page just isn’t enough for your specific website build, we want to show how you can create a multiple page site using Strikingly. Multiple Pages is a Pro feature for those of you who really want to build bigger sites, with lots of content and features divided onto different pages. How to Create a Multiple Page Site – Video Transcription Hi there, this is Susan from Striki…

Today, we’re releasing Strikingly 4, the biggest update to our editor in years. The Strikingly 4 editor has been rebuilt using the latest technology for a smoother, faster editing and viewing experience. Along with the tech upgrade, we’ve added features and functionalities so you can build a more powerful site and customizable site. Available to all Strikingly users (Free, Limited, and Pro), here…

How to Get into Y Combinator – the No BS Approach Editor's Note: Strikingly graduated from the YC Winter 2013 batch, and raised more than $17 Million in VC funding since then. Strikingly is a website builder for entrepreneurs to launch websites, online stores, and membership sites in minutes. Try it out for free here. I’m David Chen, CEO of Strikingly. We applied to YC twice, and got in the secon…