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Hello, I'm Vaughn Royko.

I'm a website designer and developer.

I've also been known to do game development, art, and other cool things. I'm currently calling Kelowna, BC my home and Bravo Tango my place of employment. I'm pretty crafty when it comes to HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and Wordpress.

I'm probably most notable for Wayward, an HTML5-based survival roguelike, currently in beta.

Selected Works

Separate Close-up

Together / Polygamy / Separate

Art, Featured

Complete Set of the Five Logos

Olympic Logos

Design, Featured

Unlok Logo & Header


Design, Featured, Gamedev, Web

Hunger Clock, Literally Screenshot

Hunger Clock, Literally

Featured, Gamedev

Classical CD Packaging Photo - Close-up

Classical CD Packaging

Design, Featured

Bluest Eye Logo

Bluest Eye

Design, Featured, Web

Latest Blogs

Add PDF Media

Add Custom Class File Link in WordPress

March 29th, 2015

Some back-end things are a pain, especially making custom classes for elements in the WYSIWYG editor portion of Wordpress. Say for example, you want to add in a “pdf” class to links you add, so we can custom style them on the front-end.

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Offline Storage, IndexedDB and the onbeforeunload/unload Problem

October 16th, 2014

Offline storage is one of the best parts about HTML5. No longer do you have to always send client data back to a server where we have to communicate back and forth if we don’t need to. Say we are saving some user preferences for an app, or saving some game data on close/exit. Say you are working on a document and accidentally close or refresh the tab.

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Top Brackets Extensions

Top 15 Brackets Extensions (for 0.42+)

August 5th, 2014

I’ve been really loving Brackets lately. I hesitantly made the switch from Sublime Text 2/3 a couple months ago and it was quite a rocky start. I expected as much, as I was getting in on the ground floor so to speak since┬áBrackets is still very much a work-in-progress editor that gets monthly updates.

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Latest Reviews

Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman

Kiesza – Sound Of A Woman Review

May 10th, 2015

I was never an active participant in the whole 90’s dance thing as a kid. Sure, I owned the odd Aqua, Ace of Base, or Will Smith album, but Kiesza draws inspiration more from the early 90’s house side of dance, which I almost had no exposure to besides knowing tracks from the breakout artists in the genre.

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Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Review

April 2nd, 2015

There’s no denying there’s a certain unexpected appeal here. So much so, it transcend genres, definitions, and preconceived notions to what kind of music I enjoy normally. This is the power of Sufjan, and the power of this beautiful, tragic, and haunting album.

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Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep Review

January 24th, 2015

Just going to get this out there: this is probably Enter Shikari’s best album to date, or at least the strongest. It’s a culmination of the greatest parts of the a genre and sound they helped to proliferate, a mash-up of post-hardcore, electronica (electronicore), and metal. It’s also got that snark and quirkiness we’ve come to expect with the band; a juxtaposition against the sometimes overbearing political lyrics.

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