Jan 09 2013

Complete New Design For Howrse….and HH?

Published by at 5:39 pm under News

Today Howrse released their first, and one of their biggest, changes to the site: well actually a whole new interface. The site increased from 856 pixels to 960 pixels, which is a pretty big and noticeable difference. The following pages were changed:

  • store inventory will be listed in two columns
  • pasture/box pages for your EC are more readable
  • easier to buy a horse from the sales (hover your mouse over the price)
  • the horse’s page in general (bigger icons as well as arrows pointing to the skills to train in)

Several things were added to protect the security of your account such as a timer when you disable your account, a notice for when you click an outside link, and a login history to see if other player may have accessed your account (Note that the difference in IP addresses can also be from a mobile device).

Lastly, there will be a distinct time for when horses will leave the EC they are boarded at.

In the end there weren’t a lot of changes, but given the whole interface changed, it does seem to be more drastic than it really is. However, for all those players with 365 days of seniority or higher, you can see how much Howrse has changed. Over my time as a player, I experienced the Achievements, Riding Levels, all the past promotions such as the Parade, the release of the Xanthos (when you could stroke as many as you wanted in one day), etc. HowrseHelper hasn’t really adjusted to these changes…there were some deletion of pages but that’s about it. I’m hoping to reorganize the site sometime soon….maybe even some sort of new layout somehow…of course the header and navigation will stay! But I do really want to spruce up the pages and have more easier access. I’m not sure when I’ll start this reconstruction, but keep an eye out for the changes!

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Complete New Design For Howrse….and HH?”

  1. Frobozzon 09 Jan 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Just a suggestion, some things need to be updated on HH to reflect changes.

    For example, the EC page mentions things that are not even there anymore, such as rabbits. I really want to upgrade my EC, but don’t know where the most effort should be put.

  2. Jessicaon 09 Jan 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Hahah yes, that is one of the pages that I was referencing. I appreciate you mentioning it to me though. I see the site in a different view than the users so I don’t always see what needs to be fixed.

  3. hotclawson 10 Jan 2013 at 10:15 am

    You do such a great job,thanks.

  4. Mimion 10 Jan 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Still looking to sell away my (finnish server) Howrse account due to not being able to play almost at all anymore
    It includes, among other horses, 20 divines and 4 wilds.
    If you’re seriously interested, send mail to: mimosawhisper@gmail.com

    And sorry Jessica that I’m advertizing this here; I don’t know any other place, I hope this isn’t a bother.

  5. Cydneyon 07 Apr 2013 at 10:41 pm

    So that’s why my account wasn’t there. Darn, I thought I just had the wrong password. That just sucks I had SO many horses. BY the way i was wondering if you knew why we cant buy the animals for the horses anymore?

  6. Jessicaon 08 Apr 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Pets were removed from the game a while ago. There may be a post about it on HH somewhere…

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