Category Archives: Websites

Subscriber Giveaway Winner

In April, I did a series of posts expressing my appreciation for visitors, readers, and subscribers to Amdall Gallery, and opened up a giveaway as small gesture of thanks. The prize was small (essentially $20 or custom artwork), but there were far more entries than I expected! I was thinking maybe a dozen or so people would stumble across it and roll

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Milestone Statistics, Unnecessarily Detailed Data

Welcome to part two of three in a series of posts thanking readers, and taking a step back to review Amdall Gallery’s status as we approach a subscriber milestone. In the first, I dropped a poll asking what sort of giveaway subscribers might be interested in, and shared a few cool artists I’ve come across through working on this website.

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New Discussion Forums

This website is a hobby, and one of the main motivations behind it is that I enjoy making tweaks and trying new features. In fact, I love trying new themes and widgets so much, I’ve even made dummy sites that have already been mothballed. On Amdall Gallery, I recently got to a point where there wasn’t much more I could

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Website Milestone

This is surely not a huge deal for many websites, but from my perspective, this site hit a rather large milestone today. Good ol’ jonamdall.com just had its 10,000th hit! For a small-time hobbyist like me, that seems really huge and quite unlikely to have ever happened. So, as a visitor, I have to thank you – yes you, reader!

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Solar Eclipse

The big news of the day was the solar eclipse that was visible in a line across the U.S. Unfortunately, I was well south of the areas of 100% “totality” (total coverage of the sun by the moon). According to a map published by NASA, I was in the 75% totality band: What that meant from the practical side of

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Airline & Airplane Seat Comparisons

Updated research on this topic can be found here: Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited. This more recent article integrates fleet totals for a more complete view of seat pitch distribution across airlines. Research on the topic of airline and airplane seat size comparisons was triggered by an article I read recently. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where the article

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Survey Results…Revisited

Since I recently found out that Google Forms had a large update, I went back to my old Survey on this site to see if everything still worked. For the most part, it did! I was also hoping for some improvements to the Results html/embed process, but unfortunately it’s still pretty similar to the old method. While you can directly

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Google Local Guide Widget

Is it possible to add a widget or something that shows my Google Local Guide information? Well, let’s give it a shot! I want it to look like this: But instead, it seems to look like this…not quite what I had in mind. Jon • Level 6 4,672 points Learn more about points <!– Place this tag where you want

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Shortcode Test

Well, I’m still trying to figure out how to display quiz or survey results from a Google Document form.  In trying to figure this out, I’ve been looking into this WordPress “shortcode.”  Apparently, shortcode allows you to pop in some simple code to provide some commonly-sought-after functionality that would otherwise be complicated.  Maybe WordPress veterans know all about this, but

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Quiz Results

After significant trial and error, I finally nailed displaying survey results on this blog!  It’s fairly easy, now that I’ve figured it out.  Just publish a page in your Google Spreadsheet (you can create a graph tab rather than publishing the entire thing).  After that, copy the embedded link and paste into the blog.  It’s that simple! As an added

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Quiz time!

I just figured out another fun thing I can do (potentially), so let’s see if it works. I created a very important quiz, housed in a Google Documents form. In theory, I can actually include this quiz in this blog, and the answers will still be stored properly! Well, let’s see if this works. Edit:  It worked! Very cool. Now,

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