PHB Specials, Web Development

A Lifetime of Headers, Part II

Hey Poptropicans! Slanted Fish here.

As we celebrate the PHB’s upcoming 9-year anniversary with the Poppies this month, I thought it’d be interesting to look back on how far we’ve come in a visual way: our lifetime of site headers.

About 8 years ago, then-PHB “graphics guy” Codien released a post reminiscing all the headers that had gone up on the PHB over the life of the blog, many of them designed by himself. He has since moved on to other things, but the PHB has continued his practice of adorning the top of the site with a graphic that tells who we are.

This post is here to commemorate the many designs we’ve had since his post, and as it’s been 8 years, there are many! Most were designed by me, with some graphic assets from Poptropica mixed into most. Other contributors have also been credited on their respective headers. Hover over each image for captions, click to see in full-size, and enjoy!

Well, there you have it! PHB’s headers from 2009 onwards. Don’t forget to catch Part I here, which in addition to Codien’s brilliant designs, includes my awkward attempts at a header from when I first created the blog in 2008.

How many of them were you around to see? Which ones did you like most? Do you feel like the designs have improved over the years? (I personally do.)ย Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments!

Thanks for sticking with the PHB. Here’s to many more years.

Keep on popping,



24 thoughts on “A Lifetime of Headers, Part II”

    1. Haha. You do have a header on your blog though! But, if you want a custom-made one, you can ask around on the PHC or elsewhere if someone’s willing to make one for you. (I’m occasionally available. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  1. These are one of the things I love about the PHB: the headers! These made the PHB a more dynamic blog, changing its header every time a new island comes up or even at an event! To walk down the memory lane and see how these headers improve so much makes me appreciate every moment I spend here. Advanced happy birthday to the PHB! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yaaas! It’s one of the features that helps the blog mark its identity in a creative way. Thanks for being part of the PHB, Slip! And happy almost-birthday to the PHB! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Oh gosh, its so cool to see how the PHB headers change with the seasons! Despite not seeing some before , I can sort of tell when they were used because of the islands on the header. The designs are great to see

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