Andy Vaughn

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Pure Polish Products

For those of you unaware, my partner Amanda and I now own an All Natural Shoe Polish and Leather Care Company here in Bend – Pure Polish Products. In-between consulting, I also manufacture and ship leather care products world wide! This isn’t as far of a reach from tech as you might imagine, as I […]

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WordPress and SEO

WordPress is perfectly designed for taking maximum advantage of SEO “tricks”, and converting it to high-visibility conversion pages for your business. I’ve done this numerous times with clients, and have seen it have tangible effects. Note: You can achieve the same effect I’m about to discuss with hand-coded websites or other CMS’s (Drupal for example), […]

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Website Redevelopment – Work the System

I was fortunate to work with Sam Carpenter again, along with a design and marketing team to re-develop the mature Work the System blog and website. I was tasked with WordPress custom development, and UglyMug handled the design. Good work all around, I’d say. Take a look for yourself.

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Website Redesign – Work the System Academy

Another great WordPress project that I was fortunate to get the opportunity to work on recently was the “Work the System Academy” – based on the popular business book of the same title “Work the System”. The website is created with WordPress, pairing InfusionSoft for the back-end payment processing, and the CustomerHub portal for the […]

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Website Redesign – Centratel

Centratel, the top Answering service in the United States has recently undergone a redesign. I was fortunate to get the opportunity to work with Sam Carpenter and his team on getting their old website into a much cleaner, high-quality design website that communicates their professionalism. Here’s a brief look at the new design of the […]

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Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s Number is a theory suggesting that there is a limit to the number of stable social relationships one can keep track of and maintain. From Wikipedia: It has been proposed to lie between 100 and 230, with a commonly used value of 150. When I first started on Twitter, I had a difficult time […]

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Amazon Glacier

I just came across this resource, but late this summer, Amazon AWS released their new product: Glacier, which is a cloud storage service for backing up heavy data. With costs as low as $.01/month for 1GB storage, it scales inexpensively for large sites. Lately, I’ve been working on sites with larger data and backup requirements. […]

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Twenty Twelve Theme

The new WordPress Twenty Twelve theme was released last week. For those of you with custom designs, this doesn’t pertain. But, if you’re testing a personal site or blog, check it out. Responsive design, new post-formats, etc.

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WordPress and jQuery

WordPress natively uses jQuery. It is part of the WordPress core files, but the source can be overridden to reduce server load on your website by offloading the script source to Google’s Hosted Libraries. Here’s how to use Google as a CDN for WordPress and jQuery: In your theme’s functions.php file, add the following code: […]

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Blogging on a Ride

I bring my mobile phone with me wherever I go. When I ride my bike, I often bring my phone for its GPS capabilities, in case I get lost. When I run, I bring my phone with me in case I get stung by a bee and need to call for help (after taking my […]

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