Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to the revamped version of the Pink Tanpopo Designs webpage and blog.  After long and hard consideration, I decided that it was finally time to remake my entire website from ground up.    I am sorry to all of the fans of the old site.  I loved the room design, but I really wanted to do something else.  I may bring the room design back in my gallery,  but I don’t know for certain.


One of the biggest reasons for the change is that I am now using Expression Engine to power the site!  Although there are many free CMS systems out Expression Engine was the only one I found that gave me complete freedom as a designer to design my site.  It is easy much easer to use than Druple, not quite as big and buggy as Joomla and it offers you a lot more power than wordpress. 

The best part about it is that it is an extremely flexible CMS.  It is 100% free of any pre-fabricated designs (unlike Joomla with its cookie cutter system), thus allowing web designers the freedom to focus on the design, not on hacking.  You also get great customer service and technical support once you register!  That is why I am a big fan Expression Engine!

Now for some news!!


Pink Tanpopo Designs has been hired by BABY, the Stars Shine Bright to create an English version of their webpage.  As the world’s most famous brand of Japanese Lolita fashion, BABY understands the needs of catering to their overseas customers.  The site I have created for them is almost done,  I am in the process of translating all the item pages, and fixing some little things here and there. 

Overall the site is very turing out to be beautiful!!  All the Lolita brands here in Japan have their own image.  For example: Angelic is very childlike and cute,  Metamorphose is classy with a touch of punk to it and BABY is very simple and elegant.  I did a lot of research into BABY’s image before getting this job.  I looked at a lot of their advertisements, store decorations, products and so on.  I was able to then build them an English site which I think matches Baby’s simplicity and elegance, while maintaing their unique image in the world of Japanese Lolita fashion. 

Since I am officially employed at BABY for this job, I also get to wear their clothes and work in the head office!  I also get an employee discount (but those are just fringe benefits)!!! 

But I have never done anything bi-lingual before, so I am learning a lot of new things that you don’t normally have to consider when making web pages!  So this is a great job from that viewpoint.

Anyway, look for the release of the site soon!! 

Last but not least, I have many update plans for Pink Tanpopo Designs.  Please be patient!!  I will make announcements in my blog when site sections are complete!!   

Thank you again for all your wonderful support!

Have a nice day

Val,  Hungry Designer,  Pink Tanpopo Designs


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You are so awesome Valina dear ^_^!


Posted by Emily SW  on  08/10  at  10:52 AM

Your blog is very useful information for me.Thanks…


Posted by suratem  on  09/03  at  10:53 AM

Your recent design is beautiful than previous one. Possibly Expression Engine is easy but if it provides all facilities provided by Joomla.


Posted by Joomla Programmer  on  09/04  at  04:47 PM

Joomla programmer

That is true.  Joomla does offer a lot more than expression engine can offer.  That is because there are millions of people are contributing to it.

There really isn’t anything wrong with Joomla, I would recommend it to a lot of people.  But I have grown fond of expression engine… it works 90% of the time.  It does have its quirks though..


Posted by Alice  on  09/05  at  08:53 PM

do joomla can install?


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Posted by Milka Giordano  on  11/11  at  05:52 PM

Nice and interesting blog you have. Easy to be read and systematic, so it will not confuse the reader. Keep a good blog.


Posted by Going Green  on  11/24  at  01:17 AM

Cute design you apply, not only that, you choose a simple and understandable words so it will not make the reader confuse, that’s what a blogger should be.


Posted by Women's Clothing  on  11/27  at  02:39 AM

Going Green:  thank you for your comment!  I like simple designs without a lot of the junk found on a lot of blogs these days.

Womens Clothing; thank you for your comment.  I have a degree in communication, and I think simple communication is the most effective.


Posted by Alice  on  11/28  at  01:52 PM

Hi Val, nice design. I love pink too…and the cats are cute tongue
Btw, I see that you are using EE now…is it really easier than Drupal? Sometimes I can’t make up my mind. Some people said Drupal is good for SEO, but EE, just like what you said. What do you think?


Posted by External hard drives  on  12/17  at  12:19 PM

EHD:  I personally had a hard time understanding how to use Drupal.  EE is a lot more intuitive for somebody who just wants to work on the design.  However there are some limitations


Posted by Alice  on  01/10  at  12:30 AM

Hey, I love your design. Moreover the pink theme is actually my fave color…it’s valentine’s day too! Yay ^^


Posted by Belinda Scheider  on  02/17  at  12:39 PM

thanks alot val, i like your design and i love pink ^_____^


Posted by jessica  on  03/01  at  01:59 AM

People are still very color coordinated with regards to handbags and other accessories, but nowadays the designer can win over color because of the prestige a person feels when ‘toting’ (sorry!) around a quality designer item.People are sold onto handbags daily because of the image they think they portray when carrying one, but in a way they’re right.


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