On this day, 14 years ago, Jellyneo was born! Back on opening day, we had nothing but a few "Viewer" scripts that allowed you to scroll through things like Caption Contest images, userlookup shields, and Neopet poses (which is the only one
we still have around!) It took almost a month for us to get a few articles up, which only included simple things like Cheeseroller and Illusen's Glade.
Today, we're a bit bigger! Thousands of users like you and over 200 staff members have helped build up what you now know as Jellyneo, which includes: a complete Item Database
, the only destination on the 'net for Neopian history and lore
, an app to try on any wearable
, the premier guide to the Battledome
, a searchable, categorized listing of over 135,000 Neopets images
, not to mention a massive repository of guides and articles for any Neopets feature you can probably think of
. And all of it is done to help you, our fellow Neopians.
To celebrate 14 great years of making your Neopian life a little easier, we've been working on rolling out something new for a few of our departments:
Goal Counters Service Updates
Here on the main site, we're excited to announce that our Goal Counter service has been revamped! For those who haven't used our service before, Goal Counters allow you to track your progress towards your Neopian goals. You simply create your counter once, insert the code we provide once on your lookup, shop, etc., and then return to Jellyneo to update your progress which automatically updates wherever you placed the code.
We've re-written the backend from the ground up, which has allowed us to open up the number of counters that you can create from 5 to... as many as you want!
We changed the way that URLs for the generated counter images work so that your username is no longer in the URL, which will give you some added privacy. The old counters will still keep their old URLs, so if you'd like to have a new URL simply delete your counter and re-create it.
It wouldn't be a Goal Counters update without some new counter styles!
Create a Goal Counter »
(You'll need a jnAccount to use our Goal Counters service, so either log in
or register today
Item Database Updates
First up in the Item Database, is a new Hidden Tower Price Guide
. We've put together a list of all the Hidden Tower items currently for sale and their prices, including the various discounts you take advantage of. We also show the Jellyneo market price if we have one on file and highlight whichever one is best so you can make an informed purchase.
In addition, each Hidden Tower item now has a special "Hidden Tower Price" section so you can be sure you're getting the full market picture when looking up individual items:
The price guide can be found in under the "Content" dropdown in our Item Database
View the Price Guide »
A few other additions we've made recently:
- Our Classic Neohome previews have finished being updated! All Classic Neohome items now have standard previews.
- Added automatic notations on all items that will make Kyriis sick (apples).
- Added automatic notations on all items that will make Skeiths sick (cheese).
- Added automatic notations on all items that will make Pteris bloated and cured of any disease (worms).
- Added automatic notations on all items that will make Kaus bloated (milk).
We also added a number of new special categories (or split up existing ones!) over the past few months:
- Altador Cup Staff Tournament
- Coltzan's Shrine
- Edna's Spooky Surprise
- Ghoul Catchers
- Legends of Altador
- Lulu on Vacation
- Lutari Talisman
- Neohome Superstore
- Neopies Prizes
- Qasalan Expellibox
- Tarla's Tour of Mystery
- Weltrude's Toy Chest
- Wheel of Extravagance
- Wheel of Knowledge
- Wheel of Misfortune
Dr. Sloth's Image Emporium Updates
Over in our Image Emporium
, we've added a few new search enhancements, including:
- The ability to sort results by URL, width, height, category, and when it was added to the database.
- Along with the new sorting, you can sort either forwards or backwards!
- We added a new "Is Animated?" checkbox search option for you to filter by images that are animated.
- We did some tidying up and now your search pages won't have long, gross URLs—instead it'll just be what you searched for.
The Emporium homepage
has also received a little update to show a wider variety of random images!
Book of Ages: SWF Preservation Project
Last but not least, we have some exciting news for our Book of Ages
history section. As many of you have heard, Adobe Flash is coming to an end. Web browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, etc.) have collectively decided to turn off Flash starting late next year. This means that a wide chunk of old Internet content will cease to be easily available. It's a sad time for early Internet content (but a very good time for web security!)
Obviously, a lot
of Neopets content was created with Adobe Flash. The Neopets Team is hard at work converting various features across the site to "HTML5" (which is a word Neopians have co-opted to mean "not Flash"), such as the world maps and some of the existing Flash games.
However, not all content will be converted—or will even be worth TNT's time to convert! That's where we've decided to step in and do some archival work. We've been working to streamline a SWF conversion process, and we're finally ready to begin work on preserving old Flash content!
We wanted to start off with something simple, so we took all of the old Flash-based sidebar button advertisements you may remember from the old Neopets layout, and we converted them to a modern movie format!
Our first converted SWF collection is now ready to view
, either in grid format or nostalgic sidebar format!
Check Out the Collection »
(Stay tuned in the coming months for even more preserved content, such as old Advent animations, plot movies and comics, animated Neogreetings, Neopet description movies, and more!)
And that's it for our birthday update! Enjoy some cake, and here's to another 14 years of Neopets help!