Petroglyph Blog

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Tiny company-in-situ seeks devs

Posted on November 11, 2018

A lot has happened this year. Sorry, let me start that again. A lot of really great things have happened this year, here at Petroglyph Creative. I’ve spoken at an...read more
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ExpressionEngine Conference 2018

Posted on October 30, 2018

I’m on the flight home from the ExpressionEngine Conference and I’m tired. I’m tired because I’m an introvert who extroverted for 3 days, and because I woke up for m...read more
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Introducing: Westside Coworking - July 19

Posted on June 27, 2018

Do you live and work in a home on the west side of Albuquerque or Rio Rancho? Do you sometimes desire a change of scenery, but not a reduction of...read more
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Need ExpressionEngine Modernization? Trust the experts!

Posted on April 03, 2018

Are you one of the thousands of people with an ExpressionEngine website that needs to be modernized? Let's see how many of the following criteria sound familiar:Your EE software...read more
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Avoid Aggressive Websites

Posted on March 02, 2018

Hey friends, gather 'round. I know it's fashionable, these days, to put the point of a piece of writing at the bottom and make you read the whole thing and...read more
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Old and Busted: Websites that POP!

Posted on December 29, 2017

I remember when websites popped. It was line item number one on every RFP. It was a request on the minds of every client. It was how, as an agency...read more
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Spotlight: Not For Profit Websites

Posted on October 25, 2017

While an organization’s mission may be to “do good,” either specifically or generally, when your vehicle is computers and not, say, organizational development, event organizing, or fighting for one specif...read more
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Scam Alert: "Do you take credit cards?"

Posted on October 20, 2017

A common scam is tearing through our contact forms, here on the Internet Of Things. It begins so well. “I need a new website.” Something agricultural. It needs to be bett...read more
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Now Solar Powered

Posted on August 30, 2017

Just a quick update to let you know that the process we initiated last November to add Solar Panels to our house has finally been completed. The official Petroglyph office (...read more
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Are you ready for a new website?

Posted on August 25, 2017

Your website is, arguably, your most public-facing marketing asset. Available 24/7, all around the world, people evaluate you, your services, and your relevance to their needs all from the comfort of...read more
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Upgrades!

Posted on July 20, 2017

I couldn’t be more delighted to tell you that I’m composing this piece from a brand new computer! It’s new! It’s clicky! It’s zippy! All the sounds...read more
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A note on exercise

Posted on July 07, 2017

It’s July (no, really - it’s already July,) and this July marks the 4th anniversary of my joining the ranks of a group of which I am still thri...read more
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We did it! ABQ-Skies.com weather and balloon cam

Posted on November 22, 2016

Have you ever moved to a place with an incredible view? Have you then thought to yourself "jeez, I should totally install a camera to stream this 24/7?" Have you ever...read more
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Alone, in good company

Posted on November 08, 2016

As myself, as Caroline - I have always been a loner. In every phase of my life, no matter how I felt about it, it’s been this inescapable characterization to...read more
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When all backups fail

Posted on July 06, 2016

It is now Wednesday, July 6 at 3:29PM. As of this moment, I’m recovering from 5 consecutive days of backup failure and computer hard drive failure. Let me explain: On Thursday Ni...read more
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A Bit of Journaling in Sketch Notes

Posted on May 16, 2016

Did you know? I'm a SketchNoter - that is to say that I love markers and take notes graphically all over a page of unlined paper in ways that make...read more
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Official 2016 ABQ WordCamp Sponsor

Posted on March 28, 2016

I am delighted to announce that Petroglyph is supporting WordCamp Albuquerque this year as a Manzano Level Sponsor. We are in excellent company all around with this one-day event dedicated...read more
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A Leg Up

Posted on February 29, 2016

This weekend, my cousin Agatha Wells visited from Pittsburgh. It was part vacation, part meet-the-baby, part figure out why the Southwest had been calling to her since she left the...read more
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Design Websites in Code

Posted on February 11, 2016

What is this madness, you ask? What advantage does designing in code possibly have over designing in design sotftware? Why should production materials be used at inception? I like my...read more
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January - in with the News, out with Photoshop

Posted on February 01, 2016

What an interesting month January was, I mean it! The first thing to happen was that I was on the news as a co-Coordinator for ABQ WebGeeks with Mark Casias,...read more
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New Year, New Commitments

Posted on December 29, 2015

2015 turned out to be a year of many, many thoughts. Early on, some events revealed that this would be the year where the great Universe would send me no freebies....read more
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I went to Twitter Flight

Posted on November 04, 2015

Twitter Headquarters for #ILookLikeanEngineer happy hour. Stunning! I attended Twitter Flight on October 21, 2015. It was one of the finest events I'd ever seen. My interest in Twitter and attending this...read more
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Dear Clients, Tell Me Everything

Posted on October 13, 2015

It is an incredible honor to be a part of your success on the web. I owe it to you, myself, and everyone else who depends on me to continue...read more
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BACK IT UP!

Posted on September 21, 2015

Most esteemed readers - friends, colleagues, family; Back up your Stuff. Please, please, please have multiple methods to back up your electronic things. Please have a way to dig it...read more
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Twitterscap.es gets a facelift

Posted on October 16, 2014

Twitterscap.es have a new groove: they have a new responsive layout, a modern look and feel, new infographics, and are way more easy to navigate. So, in essence, Twitterscap....read more
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Who's looking at you? Browser/OS from Google Analytics

Posted on September 17, 2014

I’m going to open up and share a secret with you: You can get a rounded-out demographics picture of who is looking at your website from the Browser and O...read more
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Side Project Spotlight: Twitterscap.es are Back!

Posted on August 11, 2014

Id like to let everyone know that Twitterscap.es are back. Now, just like before, any person can visit the website at http://twitterscap.es, sign in with Twitter, and...read more
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Breaking into E-Commerce - the good, the bad, and the Oh hey! that was easy!

Posted on August 05, 2014

One of the ironic truths of the business of web development is that we as service providers are rarely sourced for things we’ve never done. While new clients need t...read more
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Volunteer Spotlight: ABQ WebGeeks

Posted on July 18, 2014

In December 2013, I went to the Holiday gathering of the local web developers (fondly named Web Geeks) to see some faces with whom I had not connected extensively since going...read more
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The case for the downtrodden Carousel

Posted on July 15, 2014

Image sliders, carousels, [insert “wow”-name] are one of the best examples of internet craze and dismay. They were that thing that every great designer had waiting up her sleeve in...read more
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Yeah, things are a bit different around here.

Posted on July 03, 2014

Welcome to my fabulous new website. It's clean, easy to navigate, and responsive. It got built in only a couple of weeks. It shipped quickly. It reflects just about every...read more
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What do I do, exactly?

Posted on December 12, 2013

"Hi, I'm Caroline. I build websites."This is the easiest thing to say, and it describes what I do to about 85%. (I also answer email, solve problems, and hold hands..)...read more
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Visual brand design? Me?

Posted on August 09, 2013

Two things happened this week that don’t normally happen:1 - I attempted a visual brand design for a client.2 - Said visual brand design was a slam dunk.Let’s...read more
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Full Steam Ahead

Posted on August 02, 2013

Now that Ive been back for a month, (longer for some of you ;) I can say a few things: Not only is it great to be back, but Im truly...read more
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Maternity! On leave until July 1, 2013

Posted on April 30, 2013

I’m posting today to let you know that as of May 1, 2013, I will be relinquishing my normal business hours in favor of “resting up” and awaiting the arrival of “Baby...read more
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Out with the Spam! Snaptcha for ExpressionEngine

Posted on January 02, 2013

Internet Spam (comment spam, email spam, form spam, forum spam) is a plague reserved for some of the deepest recesses of hell. Yet, as widespread as it is, its the...read more
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Heading into Winter

Posted on November 27, 2012

It's nearly December, and the holidays are upon us. Last time I wrote, it was April - and that wasn't even about me. I'm at the end of a long...read more
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ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress

Posted on April 25, 2012

As someone who develops websites in both ExpressionEngine and WordPress, there is no question I hear more often than “Why ExpressionEngine? Why not WordPress (else, insert other open source PHP s...read more
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Some Sweet ExpressionEngine Press

Posted on April 11, 2012

You've seen this site on my profile right? Right? This effort was particularly special for for its delivery to a very captive, large, long-developed audience in web comics. PVP Online...read more
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Swami Chetanananda to give Breath of Life talk in Albuquerque NM

Posted on March 26, 2012

My teacher, Swami Chetanananda, has officially decided to pay Albuquerque a visit. This is very, very exciting. Per the Press Release: Swami Chetanananda, Spiritual director of the Portland, OR Movement...read more

Petroglyph is Hibernating

Posted on March 14, 2012

At the end of the month of March, Petroglyph will be moving out of the public and into my home, for as long as the season lasts.There. I said...read more
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Volunteer Spotlight: AIR Interactive Challenge

Posted on February 16, 2012

I was proud to participate in the SXSW AIR Interactive Challenge this year as a part of Team Enchantment, a five-person development squad, making a website for the Independent Living...read more
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Now a part of the EE Pro Network

Posted on October 26, 2011

I'm simply giddy to announce that Petroglyph has been recognized by EllisLab (makers of ExpressionEngine, our choice development platform) as an effective, industry-standard, dependable, professional office for delivery of ExpressionEngine...read more
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Creating Safe Online Passwords

Posted on August 31, 2011

Passwords on the internet are tricky business. You want your accounts to be secure - especially things that can get you in trouble if they get out of your control....read more
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Please join us August 12 - Open House

Posted on July 25, 2011

When: 5:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Petroglyph Creative 6344 4th Street NW Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87114 If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP here. Join me at Petroglyph for a fun evening...read more

Volunteer Project Spotlight: A’RT

Posted on June 28, 2011

Just yesterday I had the opportunity to get on wordpress.com for the first time in ages to start a little volunteer project for a group of which I am...read more

Be right back!

Posted on June 03, 2011

After two very important site launches in one week, I'm ready for a break. It's Friday, and on Monday, I'll be en-route to Europe with my husband for a two-week...read more
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We love ExpressionEngine development

Posted on April 15, 2011

As you may have already noticed, we work almost exclusively with a platform called ExpressionEngine. Its been nearly three years to the day since we first began using ExpressionEngine -...read more
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We built an award-winning website

Posted on March 29, 2011

We just learned that a website we built in ExpressionEngine has won an award. The award, Best Advocacy Integrated ad campaign, came from the Internet Advertising Competition and was awarded...read more
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Upcoming Event: The Twitterscape Theory

Posted on February 16, 2011

For the month of March, Petroglyph will be hosting "The Twitterscape Theory" - an art exhibit focused on the story behind Twitterscapes and to show them as they exist currently,...read more
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What is a Petroglyph?

Posted on January 04, 2011

Living in Albuquerque, we are surrounded by the Petroglyph National Monument and reminders of it within the names of businesses, schools and organizations. The Petroglyph National Monument ...read more

The First Blog

Posted on December 10, 2010

This is always a quiet moment in blogging - the first entry. It's a blank canvas; worse- a blank studio! A place begging for paint, tables, shelves, chemicals, computers and...read more