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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

Election Posters

Medicine Hat Election Posters

Design, Featured

Dusty Melling Logo

Dusty Melling

Featured, Web

Classical CD Packaging Photo - Close-up

Classical CD Packaging

Design, Featured

Wayward Beta 1.9.2


Featured, Gamedev, Web

Grow Up - Close-up

Grow Up

Art, Featured

Separate Close-up

Together / Polygamy / Separate

Art, Featured

Latest Blogs


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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Create an Advanced/Basic Menu & Workflow for WordPress Admin

February 12th, 2014

If you’re a lot like most Wordpress builders and users, you only use like half of features of what is in the default Wordpress admin menu. If you are building a site for a client, sometimes they use even less, a lot less. It makes sense to streamline this workflow for yourself and them.

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Latest Reviews

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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iamamiwhoami - Blue

iamamiwhoami – Blue Review

December 8th, 2014

This is my first look (and listen) into Jonna Lee’s work – and the moment I heard “Chasing Kites” I knew I would be in love. It’s easy to see why you may classify iamamiwhoami’s Blue with the old “synthpop” genre, rather, than the seemingly re-emerging “dream pop” label. Definitely getting vibes of 80’s movie soundtracks here – think The Neverending Story, just less orchestral.

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Broods - Evergreen

Broods – Evergreen Review

December 3rd, 2014

Broods’ Evergreen is like listening to hot air. Combine wispy synth and nasally, under breath singing. It might sound like I am using that as a detriment against this album, but actually, I quite enjoy it. Nothing is perfect though. It doesn’t always work on every track/composition for me.

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