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Stardoll Thru The Years

STARDOLLS HISTORY
Stardoll's original name was Paperdollheaven.com, and started out as the hobby of the Scandinavian-born Liisa. Inspired by a childhood passion for paperdolls, Liisa started drawing dolls and accompanying wardrobes and taught herself web design. Her personal homepage rapidly became a popular destination for teens. In 2004, with the help of her son, she upgraded the site and called it Paperdoll Heaven. "Most online sites are focused on violence and competitiveness", says Liisa. "I wanted to create a positive online environment for young girls who are creative and interested in fashion. They are looking for alternatives to shoot 'em up and kill 'em up games." Liisa is still an important part of the Stardoll family and she makes new paper dolls every week which you can find at Stardoll.com, your paper doll heaven!

OCT 2004 - This was her first site! Called Paperdoll Heaven. So simple!


DEC 2004 - Soon she had to upgrade and revamp her site because of ALL the traffic she was getting to her site.


FEB 2005 -  She added a Sign In, Search and People who just Signed In Features.





MARCH 2005 - This is when Paperdoll Heaven change its name to Stardoll. As you can see it changed to the stardoll colors as well.



APRIL 2006 - Big Change! This is when it started to look similar to the stardoll that we know now. Pay attention to how many members have joined!



JULY 2006 - Layout changed slightly. They added Medolls and a Shop!


DEC 2006 - Homepage animation has been added! Also "the show" at the top. Maybe its like stardoll cinema. Look at how many more members!


FEB 2007 - They added boy medolls and a couple more buttons for advertising.


JULY 2007 - Added Clubs and different languages to stardoll. Also, on the right side bar you see a few more additions like "todays poll," Stardoll News and it looks like the Superstar feature was introduced too.


OCT 2007 - Stardoll introduces Stardesign, my favorite feature on stardoll!



DEC 2007 - Layout Slightly changed and ads were added. Members tripled since Dec 2006



JULY 2008 - Layout changed again slightly. Sceneries were added and Pick of the Day was added. Stardoll stood like this for quite some time. I joined in Aug 2008.



JAN 2009 - Stardoll decided to change its homepage giving it a fresh more appealing look. It also gives you a peek inside before you sign in.



JULY 2010 - Stardoll Now. They changed the home page to attract new members. I believe this change is one of the smartest decisions ever made by stardoll. Us stardoll members know what its all about, attracting new members is key to making it bigger.



CONCLUSION: Hope you enjoyed looking at stardoll in the old days : )
If you have anything you would like to add to this post, please leave a comment and i will post it.

26 comments:

Brigitte said...

I fuckin' miss those old days :(

Mikaela said...

This is a gr8 idea for a post.
Can I have you permision to translate it in bulgarian for te bulgarian readers?

FionaK20 said...

What a great post! I only joined last January. I had an idea of the history but it's nice to see how it progessed

iStylista said...

Awww
I miss the old days!!
I joined in July 2007 when clubs and stardesign were introduced...i was so excited.

zaixhi said...

i joined on feb 29, 2008...i did not pay attention to it so much...if only i did then i have all the first season dkny and all rare dresses :-)
thanks thatgirlsophy for that wonderful history pics of stardoll. i enjoyed it..and i love your designs too :-)

Lulita said...

awwww I remember how different was everything! I joined in July 2007.
Cool post! Love the blog :)

thatgirlsophy said...

@Mikaela you can definitely translate, if you use it on another blog please credit stardoll designers blog. Also, theres a translate button on the bottom of the screen if needed ;)



@zaixhi First DKNY was actually one of the first shops introduced in starplaza when it came out in 2006.

Nickschmidt said...

I found stardoll in Febuary 2008 and I miss this time so much. Cheap superstar, Non-SS make up, cheap clothing and more free dresses by buying superstar. (voile giveaways, dkny maxi print fress as dkny gift)

Mikaela said...

Okay thank you! Tha thanslation will be on BG-FreeStardollCheats.blogspot.com

Ela said...

i remember those days..

Anonymous said...

Great POST!

Madlenne_xD said...

I remember all those stages! I remember playing at paperdollheaven... I miss those days, I was such a little girl! I joined stardoll at the very beginning of it, but unfortunately my first account got hacked.
I have a new one though ;)
And I love this page, the girl who invented is had a brilliant idea!

Bronagh97 said...

The Show was the magazine(:
I remember!

JoanaLB said...

This is really a good post! I joined in April 2006 but I play on Stardoll (Paperdoll Heaven) since 2004. I rebember all these changes and I rebember that the most exciting was when the shop appeared. We already had a MeDoll face but we didn't have the rest of the body! It was a bih change! I just miss the lower prices. xD

Mimi_Mami said...

I have been on stardoll since july 2008 and I saw the whole changes :D

Anonymous said...

I joined April 18th, 2008. My friend introduced it to me and I swore I wouldn't make one because I was scared I was going to get addicted to it, but then one day in computer class I was really bored so I decided to make one. My friend showed me how, and I said something like, "I'm not going to be active." LOL Two years later I have about 3000 starpoints instead of 100 xD

Melissa said...

I want July 2008 back. That one is nice. Oh and they a doing a makeover!2010

loveariawallace said...

I entered the stardoll, on December 30, 2008, Was the best site I've ever entered into my life, the site paperdolls still exists....... you have some pictures of the suites of the past??

ponpaljessi said...

I joined at about October 2006! It was great and there was barely any superstar things!
And StarDesign came AFTER sceneries.

Tigerprincess21. said...

Whoa, I must have joined close to July 2006 -2007. They were the good old days, but I got have admit, once you spent your 25 stardollars, you had nothing left to spend...

Emilija said...

Oh, dear, I miss the old stardoll... 'The Show' was the magazine then, and stardoll wasn't all about money, collecting or designer clothes ONLY... I remember the first few Real Celebs... It was so exciting! And I remember how you could've had only one room in your suite... And the second one was sure a blast! I remember the old, plain shop where it looked almost as the 'Search' results now... Oh, I miss those days...

zaixhi said...

i remember back then that there is 1sd per day when you logged in u dont have to play and earn...i just logged in so i can buy myself anything i like..then the 5sd play and earn..i do the math daily! LOL! that was fun , one can save the 1stSD earned...then now it was much easier, u only vote and voila u earn so fast there a bad side you can only save the last sd and the prices at the store is so expensive!!!

larrycatmeow said...

The Show is the name of the Stardoll magazine before its name was changed

argeliaELD said...

I Miss Thee Old Days Too!:( i Joined In during Feb 2007. But, Me Profile Shows 2008! Thats Weird! : /

Anonymous said...

i join in OCT 2007.... but i cantr remenber that stardoll.... i only remember the date.... but here iss missing another stardoll..... the dic2010 ... thats qhen i join again ... whith a new account....or you alredy have a new post and a im too lazy to look for ir.... a kiss and VIVA STARDOL!!

rarebe (A tokio hotel lover!) said...

Lookie! In the sixth piccy there r d KAULITZ TWINS!!!!!!!!!! ADORABLE!!!

 
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