Hope you are all healthy in this weird year
These is a lot of stuff happening around Habbo, Flash and Puhekupla and I wanted to take some time to inform you about the changes we have planned.
I started playing Habbo in May 2004 (yes, that is not a typo, it is 16 years ago!), the moment I logged in I knew Habbo was a special place. I always rushed home after highschool to login and play together with my friends. But then life happens, you graduate highschool, start studying, travel the world (twice?), start working and grow up. I sort of stopped playing Habbo because my life became so busy. I neglected Puhekupla and only did the necessary bugfixes when stuff broke. I still popped up at Habbo.com every now and then to chat with people
A few months ago I got fired because of COVID-19. And since we're sort of forced to stay home I decided to spent time learning ReactJS, and thought it would be cool to create a new version of Puhekupla using it. It also felt like the right time since Sulake started teasing and testing the Unity client. I've been working on it for a couple of weeks straight, but found a new job and had to focus on that. Then our hosting provided decided to double their prices and the project got my attention again. So please continue reading
Happy to let you know that Puhekupla will still be able to provide you with the latest (Furni) updates. We're looking forward to the release of the new version and can't wait to try it out
As you've read I've been working on an updated version of Puhekupla for a couple of months now. This new version will be completely from scratch, but will reuse (most parts) of the current layout. I know this design is a bit old (but hey, so am I..) but there will be some small improvements. People that have been following us on Twitter might have joined our Discord
server and checked out the beta.
You can view the current beta on beta.puhekupla.com
Please note: you won't be able to signup or login, news is not up-to-date and a lot of content is missing - it's a beta.
The current plan is to migrate to a new server soon (prob. this month). Migrating the current site will be a lot of (hand) work and I prefer to not do it. So I made this plan.
I'll be adding:
- Furni, Badge, Clothing search on their relevant page
- Add Furni, Badge and Clothing to the overall search
- Badge Page will get an updated design + pagination function
- Improvements for mobile and smaller screens.
The initial release will contain:
All (old) news + comments, all Furni, all Badges, Credit Overview, Version History, all active users (+most of their profile data)
Basic version of: Contact, Twitter, Partners and Team
New: Clothing overview
It will temporary miss:
Staff Page, Dump, Site (& News) Translations, these will come back as soon as possible.
User registration and login. There are still some issues here which will be addressed as soon as the new site is live.
I'll be removing these features:
Customizable profile pages (the moving elements part), friend requests, guestbooks, YouTube videos, Private Messages, Settings
The reason I want to go with this plan is that most people in our questionnaire from earlier this year answered they don't their main focus is on the News, new Furni and Badges. Once the new version is live it's much easier for me to add and update new (or existing) content.
I value your opinion so please contact me on Discord
and send me a DM or just place your message in the #puhekupla-beta channel.
I took over Puhekupla in April 2009, my first article
was posted on the fifth of April 2009, so I decided to keep that date as our birthday. That means in 2021 we'll turn 12 years old and I think that means it's time to do a redesign of the complete site. We're looking for someone who wants to create a new design, if you are interested please send Mark a DM on our Discord
Please do not hesitate to contact me (in private) if you have any site related questions. I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Stay safe and healthy
Ps; We just moved to a new domain name registrar. Please let me know if you experience issues.
Pps; Hosting the site became a lot more expensive for me, since we're not making a lot of money with the ads (you use adblockers
) Please reach out to me if you want to donate some money to keep us up and running
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