Jimpix.co.uk is a small independent website based in North-West England. I started it in December 1999.
I run the site as a hobby, as it's a fun place to learn about web technology, do something "arty" with
ecards, and it provides a place to display my photos and to have a tinker with username generator related stuff as I like silly word combinations.
Simply Cloud, since July 2015 Additional Host
Amazon AWS, since June 2019 for some static content like CSS and JS Database
MySQL CSS Framework
Twitter Bootstrap Transactional Emails
Mandrill Change Log
elastic username generator 09-JUN-2019 Added option to display individual usernames on its own e.g.
slioch cheese. Also added bouncing and blinking typography sections. 05-JUN-2019 Started hosting username JS and CSS files on Amazon AWS
12-JAN-2019 Reduced number of usernames checked on username checking page to 10 instead of about 18, and returned all results in one chunk of HTML to allow one call to PHP checking page instead of 18 calls to the page, to reduce load on PHP script.
02-JAN-2019 Launched the
spoonerisms section. 2018
27-DEC-2018 Updated design of
passphrase generator with "yourword" option to include results in textarea field. 24-DEC-2018 Another u-turn - members ecards will not be deleted at all, unless there is 15 months of inactivity on the account.
16-DEC-2018 Changed my mind - won't delete user accounts after all!
24-NOV-2018 Refreshed design of
username experiments page 20-NOV-2018 Added new
passphrase generator with "yourword" option 27-OCT-2018 Removed option for new user accounts to be created. Provided notice that user accounts will be deleted on 1st Jan 2019. Also linked username pages to new username-api website.
04-JUL-2018 Added option to
passphrase generator to allow words to be split with dashes, symbols, numbers etc. 19-MAY-2018
Added option to check username availability - click on a username to check availability across a number of popular social media websites
username variations pages Added grid display of random usernames to the 3 busiest username pages, before form is submitted
Removed right-hand sidebar from the 3 busiest username pages
26-NOV-2017 Moved username pages over to https
Bells and Whistles versions of usernames re-instated
Pemoved bells and whistles special versions of pages
Put back favourite usernames options onto standard username pages.
passphrase generator 02-NOV-2017 removed Google reCaptcha from send-ecard pages.
Stripped back the "bells and whistles" options from the 3 busiest pages
Created 4 new versions with those options included on them (with bells and whistles, favourites and sort options).
Added custom search field onto main navigation
03-OCT-2017 Removed Sort and Favourites options. Too many bells and whistles!
24-SEP-2017 Added option to
random username generator and username generator pages, allowing users to add their own text to only return words including that text. 18-SEP-2017
Added button to show / hide favourites options from usernames
Revised favourite username button functionality
Deleted various generators from the site (horse and name)
Added option to sort username results
Added Snapchat and Facebook Name pages
Tidied up navigation for username pages
22-AUG-2017 Added ability to delete individual favourite usernames from the
favourite usernames list 20-AUG-2017 Added
password reset process to use a password reset link instead of sending a new random password in an email 13-MAY-2017 New
tiles and 3d username experiments added 28-APR-2017 Google Recaptcha validation added to the send ecard pages
username voices experiment added Emojis used on the send-ecard pages now include the title attribute
"Popular" emoji category added, and new emoji designs added
Username Experiments page - red navigation banner added Removed username circle and initials experiments
06-APR-2017 Removed all ecards from the site which had Flash content
Rich text editor added to ecards 12-JUN-2016
Emoji Username Generator added to the site 2015
FAQ page added to the site 29-OCT-2015 SSL facility added to site for user / members section
28-JUL-2015 The first animated GIF ecards added to the site
20-JUL-2015 Flash ecards removed for good (
more info) 04-JUL-2015 Moved hosting company, to
Tagadab 14-JUN-2015 Ecard users now alerted via email if we cannot deliver their ecards
28-DEC-2014 Ecard user accounts which have not been used for more than 15 months will be automatically deleted
12-DEC-2014 Option added to allow users to upload their own images to use in their ecards
26-AUG-2014 When signing up for a user account, you can just use your email address as your username
24-AUG-2014 Option added to allow users to set reminders for events - e.g. birthdays - email reminders sent 3 days before the event
10-MAY-2014 Ecards using flash animations changed to display a static image when viewed on smart phones and tablet devices
random name generator added 26-JAN-2014 Notification emails changed to HTML format
17-JAN-2014 Email delivery moved to a new provider,
04-DEC-2013 New site design - using the
Bootstrap mobile first front-end framework 20-JUN-2013
Moved site to host Vimeo and Youtube thumbnail images externally
Added quick way of adding video ecards to the site
Homepage tweaked to show recent additions / popular content and the most popular categories for the past week
03-JUN-2013 Address book added to ecards users section
Random username generator added 12-NOV-2012 Improved the ecard
search functionality 2011
18-DEC-2011 For those of you who are members, you can now
search your sent ecards - handy when checking which ecards you have sent, and whether or not they have been read 2010
20-SEP-2010 Added a new
ecard users section which will allow you to track sent / received ecards, and various other such bits and pieces 06-MAY-2010 Added option to have a future send-date on your ecards
29-JAN-2010 Started to include video ecards on the site
23-DEC-2009 Added option to send the same ecard to multiple recipients - up to ten at the same time