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Frog Princess

Frog Princess


I am the Frog Princess of Lilypad Studio, but you can call me Amanda. I am a web developer and designer with key skills including PHP, SQL, RDBMS, Apache, Zend Framework, Bootstrap, XHTML/HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, JS, jQuery, YUI and Git.
 
I currently work for a London University as a developer for their open source VLE, Moodle, and I regularly contribute to the Moodle community. I have been working as a software developer since 2003. I practice web design as a hobby in my spare time.
  
I create sites for family and friends, and am available to take on the occasional freelance job. So please contact me using the link above if you would like to discuss a project.

lilypadstudio.net

lilypadstudio.net


Back End

 

Back End

This site is always a project in progress. It has been through many iterations and this latest version is written using Zend Framework 3. I will be uploading the new ZF3 version to github soon.

Front End

 

Front End

This theme uses Bootstrap 4, currently at Alpha 6. The custom CSS is written in SASS. The JS is written as requirejs modules. Optimisation and linting are done with Grunt.

Design

 

Design

I have retained my Princess and Betty cartoons and updated the logo. The old theme looked very tired and dated although gorgeously sparkly. This time I have aimed for a cleaner crisper look.

Content

 

Content

When my cat, Betty, developed diabetes I had a lot of time on my hands as I needed to be home with her. So I dedicated my blog to her. It is titled 'Betty killed my social life'. The blog stopped for a while when Betty moved on.

Enter

Please enter and enjoy the random world of the Frog Princess - named after both my favourite song writer's lyrics and the fairytale.

Quote

 

The lyrics

The Lyrics


I met a girl, she was a frog princess
And yes I do regret it now
But how was I to know that just one kiss
Could turn my frog into a cow?

And now I'm rid of her I must confess
To thinking 'bout what might have been
And I can visualise my frog princess
Beneath a shining guillotine

You don't really love me and I don't really mind
'Cause I don't love anybody,
I come and go through people's love lives
Your place or mine?

I met a girl, she was a frog princess
and yes I do regret it now
But how was I to know that just one kiss
could turn my frog into a cow?

And now I'm rid of her I must confess
to thinking 'bout what might have been
And I can visualize my frog princess
beneath a shining guillotine

You don't really love me and baby that is alright
'cause I dont love anybody,
I come and go through peoples love-lives
Your place or mine?
~ Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy)