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Site History

Welcome! This site has gone through many changes over the years, and I figured I would catalogue it all here. Hope you enjoy, and maybe you'll be inspired to make a site of your own!

March 3rd, 2022 — March 5th, 2022

I started developing what became this site on Replit, back when it was called Repl.it. The first line was written on March 1st, 2022. It didn't have much going on in its earliest stages, just the homepage, a clicker game, and two themes. The clicker game was multiplayer, everyone would click a shared button. It didn't have any upgrades or other features, just a lonely, unthemed button. Due to this, I named it the "Boring Clicker" later on. For whatever reason, the tab title was just sussy.. Here's what the homepage looked like on March 3rd, only two days after the site's creation:

The only other theme option was Dark, here's what that looked like:

March 5th, 2022 — May 26th, 2022

In the two days after that, I added a page system that used JavaScript to show and hide different sections of a single file; it played a cool sliding animation between the pages. This made it easier to keep the different sections of a page separate, and you can see that I moved the themes section to a separate page behind a button labelled "Page Themes". The tab title has been updated to Random Thingies. I also vertically centered the page, as you can see in the screenshot:

Here's the themes page, there are way more themes than before! I have the Blue Stars theme applied in this screenshot:

May 26th, 2022 — June 25th, 2022

Here's where this layout starts to become more mature. Many more pages have been added to the site, and all of the buttons have icons! The buttons now have the smooth bouncing hover effect that still exists at /old-site and in the classic themes. This was the version I started hosting with GitHub Pages. Here's what it looked like:

The themes page is now divided into two columns, to accomodate the huge increase in themes. I hesitantly added the LAST CHRISTMAS theme, which strobes every RGB color on every element. Most of these themes have been ported over to this site. The theme in this screenshot is Rainbow 2:

June 25th, 2022 — April 15th, 2023

This is the final version of this layout, and the one hosted at /old-site. The buttons have been widened, the text has slightly less contrast, and headers have a large font to make the layout more balanced. There are also a few more pages, and the Boring Clicker has been updated to Bean Clicker version 4 (accessible at /old-bc/bc-4).

There are many more themes with this version, and you can see that buttons in columns automatically size to fit their contents. The background images for the themes in this version weren't credited, which was a mistake I fixed in the current site. I have the Trans Pride theme applied in this screenshot, it's very calming and nice:

April 15th, 2023 — September 27th, 2023

I'm not proud of this version of the site. This was the last update for the old site, before everything was moved to canvas.blue. Only the homepage was updated, so the rest of the pages use the old style and don't match at all. You can also see that I forgot to update the watermark, since this layout only existed in 2023. It was a step in the right direction, however, as you can see the similarities to the current site:

This layout had separate themes for the homepage, and there were only four available (they all looked terrible). To change the theme for every other page, you had to head to the classic homepage and choose a theme there. It was terrible. Here's the Nord Dark theme, which was the only decent one for this layout:

September 26th, 2023

On the fateful day of September 26th, 2023, I was struck by inspiration. Opening Google Drawings, I quickly drafted a layout for a new version of Bean Clicker, Bean Clicker version 5. I used the default gradients to add depth to the design, and placed a screenshot of the old navbar on the top. This, a shoddy Google Drawing, became Bean Clicker as we know it:

September 27th, 2023 — Present

Ah, fresh air! This is the most modern version of the site, the one you're viewing. I've been updating the old pages one by one, and they all respect whatever theme you have selected. I updated the watermark to reflect the current year, and added a welcome message! This version uses a templating engine on the backend, so the navbar can be shared between every page. I also added the account system, and dropdowns to the navbar. There's also a button on the top-right to hide the navbar for fullscreen. Here's what it looks like:

Here's the most modern theme page, all the themes from the old layout have been updated, and every image has proper crediting. In this screenshot I have the Raspberry theme applied, which is my second favorite behind the Power User theme:

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