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jiggmin.com
Jiggmin logo
Jiggmin.com logo 2011-2015.

Owner

Jiggmin

URL

http://jiggmin.com

Slogan

Games for you. (2006-2007)

It's a website! (2007-2011)

The best bad habit. (2009-2011)

Type of Website

Gaming, Forum

Launch Date

2006-04-??

Shut Down

2015-07-27

Jiggmin.com (formerly mrjiggmin.com from April 2006 to January 2007) was Jacob Grahn's second and most well-known website used from April 2006 until 2015-07-27.

The website was officially succeeded by Freegoose on 2015-09-09.

History

Before jiggmin.com's creation, Jiggmin used jacobgrahn.com as his primary website for web design related work. After he began developing games in April 2005, however, focus gradually shifted away from it until he chose to set up a dedicated website for his games at mrjiggmin.com one year later. Unlike jacobgrahn.com, this website featured a more traditional appearance and wasn't entirely made in Adobe Flash. The first game published on mrjiggmin.com was Uber Pool on 2006-04-13[1].

A few months later on 2006-11-12, it was announced that the website would soon receive a dedicated server and the URL would be shortened to "jiggmin.com", with both occurring the following January.[2] A complete overhaul of the website was released later that May unannounced, adding various features including the ability to rate, view a video preview of, download, and comment on games, addition of the Bubbles! minigame, as well as a forum.[3]

Another redesign was revealed on 2009-02-03 via a thread[4], with an early sketch of its appearance including a scrapped Team Jiggmin statistics area posted the next day.[5]A beta version was released on 2009-02-14, with the biggest addition being the game section now hosting games from other developers, a feature first planned in 2006, although it was removed in early 2010 for unknown reasons.[6][7] Multiple adjustments were made over the coming months, including changing the logo, organization of games[8], and removing comments.[9]

Shortly afterwards, Jiggmin started to consider upgrading the website to the upcoming vBulletin 4.0 release on 2009-12-18.[10] However, a year afterwards on 2010-12-17, a notice was posted stating that jiggmin.com was planned to be discontinued in favor of pintogames.com shortly.[11] Jiggmin revealed the reasoning for this sudden change was because of his desire to shift focus away from himself, something his alias was originally intended for. These plans were quickly scrapped a couple hours later after negative feedback from the community, and while information about the formerly mentioned upgrade would be released on 2011-01-12 through a tweet[12], it's possible PintoGames was planned to receive a variation of the new layout.

Suddenly on 2011-01-20, Jiggmin announced that the website would go offline at midnight while data was transferred and the new design was applied.[13] Jiggmin.com returned seven hours later featuring a more simplistic layout and removing several long-time features, including sorting games by popularity (being limited to release order only), game ratings, and descriptions, though the last would return in 2013.[14] However, users could now post YouTube videos to a "Media" section that would be featured below games, along with the ten latest threads from their forum section placed beside them to promote discussion, though these would later be dropped in favor of restoring descriptions. A new "Dev Log" page was also added to the header, where visitors could easily locate information about on-going projects.

In 2014, Jiggmin posted in a thread about a potential fifth version using an entirely different forum software, Meteor, after consistent difficulties with vBulletin's.[15] In his final post on 2015-03-07, Jiggmin privately confirmed in the Mod Hut thay he was actively working on the project, although a release date wasn't specified.[16]

On 2015-07-27, jiggmin.com unexpectedly went permanently offline. Although Jiggmin's next website, Freegoose, opened a month later on 2015-09-09 along with a bulletin explaining the sudden closure[17], its legitimacy was questioned by the community as Jiggmin had not mentioned the website elsewhere. After roughly a year of uncertainty, Freegoose was confirmed to be Jiggmin's website on 2016-06-18.[18] Despite closing it, Jiggmin has continued to pay for the domain, although currently going to the URL will redirect to another, unrelated website.[19]

Forum

Main article: Jiggmin's Village

Jiggmin's Village - Homepage 2011-2015

A forum for the website officially called Jiggmin's Village was added after its second redesign in May 2007. Here fans could gather and read about progress on Jiggmin's current project and discuss his games or unrelated topics with each other. While initially designed by Jiggmin from scratch, the forum was later recreated with the vBulletin software.

Dev Log

Main article: Dev Log

Jiggmin.com - Dev Log 2011-2015

The dev log was a page that showcased the ten latest updates to Jiggmin's projects. The frame located at the top featured interchangeable Flash content depending on the time, such as displaying his Motley Monday videos, livestreams, and betas of War of the Web and Luna before they were given dedicated pages.

Subdomains

In early 2012, Jiggmin set up several subdomains for jiggmin.com to house various files related to his games instead of having them all on his main website. As these are not on the same server jiggmin.com was, they all remain active and in use for the time being.

cdn.jiggmin.com

Hosts preloaders and game files for Platform Racing 2, Creation, War of the Web, and the Jiggmin's Village chat. Unlike the other sub-websites, no homepage was ever set up for it.

gamehub.jiggmin.com

Stores user avatars from War of the Web, Creation, and the Jiggmin's Village chat. The homepage contains a dead link to a YouTube video titled: "Uprising - Muse make fun of an Italian tv show in this "live" performance - hilarious!".

lookup.jiggmin.com

Hosts .txt files that are grabbed from Platform Racing 2, Creation, War of the Web, and the Jiggmin's Village chat's preloaders containing links to their real swfs. Homepage has a link to a now deleted K-Pop music video called: "슈퍼키드 (SuperKidd) - '기분 좋아 (feat. 정희주)' MV".

luna.jiggmin.com

The home of Jiggmin's game Luna and all files related to it.

Layouts

1.0

Jiggmin.com Homepage 2006-2007

Used from April 2006 to May 2007.

2.0

Jiggmin.com Homepage 2007-2009

Used from May 2007 to early 2009.

3.0

Jiggmin.com Homepage 2009

Early layout used in early 2009.

Jiggmin.com Homepage 2009-2011

Used from 2009 to 2011-01-21

4.0

Jiggmin.com Homepage 2011-2015

Used from 2011-01-21 until the website's closure.

Logos

Website

Jiggmin Logo 2007-2009

Used from May 2007 until early 2009.

Jiggmin Logo 2009

Used in early 2009.

Jiggmin Logo 2009-2011

Used from 2009 until 2011-01-21.

In-Game

Jiggmin.com Pre-Loader Logo 2006-2009

Used from 2006 until 2009.

Jiggmin.com Pre-Loader Logo 2012

Used in War of the Web and Jiggmin's YouTube videos.

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20060702205042/http://mrjiggmin.com/
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20070119035142/http://jiggmin.com/index.php
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20070509040030/http://jiggmin.com/
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20070509040030/http://jiggmin.com/
  5. http://s2.photobucket.com/user/MrJiggmin/media/jiggmin_v3.png.html?sort=3&o=68
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20090216101508/http://jiggmin.com/
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20100324232416/http://jiggmin.com/
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20090707103909/http://jiggmin.com/
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20100102035148/http://jiggmin.com/play_game.php?title=Competitive+Line+Waiting
  10. http://web.archive.org/web/20110227160148/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?tag=yosup72845+wuz+here
  11. http://web.archive.org/web/20110227214245/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?s=07fec2292e0e841088f7149e77fc43a9&tag=xnickx86+wuz+here+%3Dp
  12. https://twitter.com/Mr_Jiggmin/status/25392488604766208
  13. http://web.archive.org/web/20110209004150/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin
  14. http://web.archive.org/web/20130115035739/http://jiggmin.com/games/platform-racing-2
  15. http://forums.acidch.at/showthread.php?tid=861&pid=28163#pid28163
  16. http://forums.acidch.at/showthread.php?tid=1862&pid=93804#pid93804
  17. http://freegoose.com/platform-racing-4-and-the-future/
  18. http://forums.freegoo.se/t/jacob-grahn-aka-jiggmin/57/16
  19. http://whois.easycounter.com/jiggmin.com

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