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!
May 2017 (release of Poptropica Worlds)
February 14, 2017 (Valentine’s Day)
December 2016 (winter)
December 2016 (holiday season)
October 2016 (Halloween)
August 2016 (PHB Tribal Tournament)
July 2016 (PHB Poppies 2016)
April 1, 2016 (Pop Help Vlogs prank)
March 31, 2016 (Pop Help Vlogs prank)
December 2015 (winter)
July 2015 (first Poppies)
February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day)
November 2014 (Arabian Nights Island recently released)
November 2014 (winter)
October 2014 (Realms contests hosted by Poptropica Creators)
October 2014 (Halloween)
August 2014 (PoptropiCon Island released)
February 2014 (Monster Carnival Island released)
December 2014 (holiday season)
November 2013 (Poptropolis Games Island rises again)
October 2013 (Halloween)
May 2013 (Virus Hunter Island released)
April 2013 (Back Lot Island released)
April 2013 (Back Lot Island released)
February 14, 2013 (Valentine’s Day)
January 2013 (Poptropolis Games Island sinking)
January 2013 (Zomberry Island released)
December 2012 (winter holiday season)
October 2012 (Halloween) – created by MT
September 2012 (Super Villain Island released)
July 2012 (PHB’s 4th anniversary)
December 2011 (winter) – created by Bluorang
April 2011 – created by Frostdragon
December 2010 (holiday season) – created by Metsfan21
November 2010 (American Thanksgiving)
November 2010 – created by MT
October 2010 (Halloween)
October 2010 (Spirit Day) – created by Frostdragon
September 2010 – created by MT
August 2010 – created by Blooberry
August 2010 – created by MaroonFire23
July 2010 – created by Frostdragon
July 4, 2010 (American Independence Day) – created by Frostdragon
June 2010 (World Cup)
May 2010 – created by Coderkid
November 2009 – created by Coderkid
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.) Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments!
Thanks for sticking with the PHB. Here’s to many more years.
Keep on popping,
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Hey there! I'm Slanted Fish, the editor-in-chief and creator of the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB). I'm a pun appreciator, Hong Kong native, and Christ follower. My Poptropica username is slantedfish 🐠 Don't forget to be awesome!
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24 thoughts on “A Lifetime of Headers, Part II”
Wow! Those are super cool! I should really make an actual header for my blog…
(Also first comment, mwa ha ha ha ha ha!)
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. 🙂 )
I do have a header, but I’ve been meaning to make a better one for who knows how long?! XP
Do it! 😀
And quite fantastic.
Oh look, I see some plastic!
New mixtape coming next April
It sounds a little… spastic.
Hey, sometimes you have to take measures that are quite drastic.
Are you being sarcastic?
No, as if. These replies are kinda automatic.
These are awesome! So cool to see the PHB’s headers back then!
Glad you enjoyed! It is pretty interesting to see – though I like what we have now!
Woot, those are a lot! I can see the improvement! 😀
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! 🙂
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! 😀
Good times – speaking of memories, you can read more about the PHB’s history here. 😀
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
Thanks! 🙂 I see it as telling one side of the PHB’s story – a visual side.
Sigh how we miss UIPE the meme king
He is missed, but so are many others. *sniff*