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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 random usernames as I like silly word combinations.


Site Info

Host
Tagadab, since July 2015
Database
MySQL
CSS Framework
Twitter Bootstrap
Transactional Emails
Mandrill

Change Log


2018

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

2017

23-DEC-2017
  • Added option to check username availability - click on a username to check availability across a number of popular social media websites
  • Added 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
25-NOV-2017
  • 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.
12-NOV-2017
Added passphrase generator
02-NOV-2017
removed Google reCaptcha from send-ecard pages.
18-OCT-2017
  • 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
10-SEP-2017
  • 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 favourite username functionality to the usernames pages, using Javascript Local Storage
15-AUG-2017
Updated the 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
17-APR-2017
16-APR-2017
  • New 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
15-APR-2017
  • Updated 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

2016

12-JUN-2016
Rich text editor added to ecards
12-JUN-2016
Emoji Username Generator added to the site

2015

15-NOV-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

2014

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
17-MAR-2014
New random name generator added
26-JAN-2014
Notification emails changed to HTML format
17-JAN-2014
Email delivery moved to a new provider, Mandrill

2013

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

2012

01-JUN-2012
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

2009

23-DEC-2009
Added option to send the same ecard to multiple recipients - up to ten at the same time

Other Info

Ecards

Number Sent, Last 7 Days 549
Number Sent, Last 30 Days 1,311
Number of Ecards 1,339
Number of Photo Ecards 1,297

Username Generators

75% of this site's traffic goes to just 2 pages, which are the username generators:

All of the username flavours are on the usernames homepage.