Hell and Heaven Net is 20 years old!

Version 9 of Hell and Heaven Net On 13 July 2001, today 20 years ago Hell and Heaven Net was founded! Before that I had a personal website, but I renamed it to Hell and Heaven Net. Why this name? Because in Final Fantasy VIII there are two islands: Island Closest to Hell and Island Closest to Heaven. I wanted an unique name for the website, not a name like Final Fantasy Heaven. The site was first started as a Final Fantasy & Dragon Ball Z fansite, but some months later I decided to drop Dragon Ball Z coverage and focus on Final Fantasy (and later other Square Enix titles).

In the 20 years a lot has changed. The web was really different in 2001. No smartphones you need to take into account when designing your website, no fast internet, no YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.

In 20 years the layout of Hell and Heaven Net has changed 13 times. Most of the layouts were gray themed (like the current one), but there also were a lot of blue ones (like the screenshot). Version 13 is already 9 years old and even most of the games we cover still use version 12, because they haven't been converted to the content management system. Since I have a full time job as a Java Developer, I don't have a lot of time to update the website anymore.

I would like to thank all my former staff members for supporting me all these years. And of course Square Enix for creating the Final Fantasy series. Without them, this website wouldn't exist.