A PHP based genetics calculator for Leopard Geckos & Fat Tailed Geckos.

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The Project.

Back in 2016, I built this genetics calculator in Laravel 5.1. This was a pet project of mine as at the time I was breeding Leopard Geckos and found that a lot of the available genetics calculators were either really old or just not that great, so I worked on something that would bring a bit of a refresh to the whole community.

A lot of the calculations are handled by a couple of additional PHP scripts that work alongside Laravel, I used Laravel to create a user & account system where breeders and hobbyists could create an account, calculate the genetics of a pairing, and save it to their account to come back to later if they needed to. I also implemented Laravel Socialite into the build so that people could use their Facebook profiles to signup/login.

This was my first major Laravel project and I learned a lot through building it. Currently, the site has over 4,000 registered users, has around 3,000 page views each month and has had over 27,500 unique users since it was launched. I haven't really improved on it since it was released so a lot of the code is out of date compared to today's standards, but it still works really well and I'm super proud of it.

That being said, I am currently working on a new design and a new version of it built in Laravel 8 which is a complete rebuild with a few new features - I'm really looking forward to getting this out in the next month or so.

Skills Used.

  • HTML
  • SCSS
  • Laravel 5.1
  • Bootstrap 3
  • Laravel Socialite
  • PHP

Contact Me.

If you'd like to speak to me about a project you've got in mind or a job role you think I'd be a good fit for, please feel free to email me at and I'll get back to you ASAP!

You may also be interested in viewing my CV, so please feel free to view it or download it (PDF File). I can provide multiple references upon request.