Andy Vaughn

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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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Time Targeting Ads

When you run an online ad campaign, say through Google Adwords or Facebook do you run it equally from weekends to weekdays? Do you run it equally between work hours and after hours? If you’re clear about your business’ market demographic, you should have very unequal exposure for your campaigns. For example, I will often […]

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WordPress Workshops in Bend

I am planning on organizing some upcoming WordPress workshops here in Bend. There has been growing interest from some of the graphic designers that I work with to get to know the fundamentals a little better. The class would be aimed at design professionals who are learning how to turn their designs into a working […]

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Angeline’s Bakery

It took a while to post, but I’m real proud of working with Sisters, Oregon Graphic Designer Lynn Woodward this last summer on launching a re-designed website for Angeline’s Bakery, also in Sisters. Lynn did the design and I did the WordPress coding. Please check it out, and drop by to visit the bakery.

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Gluten Free RN

We just recently launched a website redesign for Nadine Grzeskowiak at Gluten Free RN, out of Corvallis, Oregon. I’m really happy with the final design and WordPress website. Please take a look and get in touch with Nadine if you are interested in learning more about a Gluten Free diet or resources for Celiac Disease.

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Bend Oregon

My family and I have moved to Bend, Oregon. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are beautiful here. With 300 days of sun, it’s hard to imagine a more spectacular outdoor-adventureland. Only three short-hours away from Corvallis, I will still be consulting on a regular basis. However, I will not be doing any more in-person meetings […]

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