royHi. I’m Roy. I’m a web designer and developer located in The Netherlands. My wife and I have two adorable little daughters and two cats. I’ve been a web professional since 1997 and a blogger since 2002. In 2002, I co-authored a book called “Byte-size Flash MX“, which dealt with optimizing Flash files.

I love going to the movies, and I’ve written over a hundred movie reviews on Choking on Popcorn, which I set up with Suzero in 2002. On January 1st, 2008 I quit my job as a Flash developer to focus on WordPress, Flash and freelance web design.

On roytanck.com, I mostly write about technology, gadgets and open source software. This blog is also the home of my WordPress plugins and other projects.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter.

Roy | April 5, 2006 | | Comments (78)


  1. weird. http://www.roytanck.com/get-my-flickr-widget/ Picasa does not work

    Comment by merfo — March 13, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    • Does the Picase feed url have “https”? If so, please try removing the “s”, so it says “http”.

      Comment by Roy — March 18, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

      • Yes, the problem was this. thank you very much

        Comment by merfo — March 25, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  2. hi roy.i find you thought a link on andriod markt.i know you are a web designer.and it is my main couse too in collage.i hope you can understand me,my Eenglish is not very well.all i want to say.is i want be a men like you! a vioce from china.

    Comment by mervyn xie — March 16, 2012 @ 8:11 am

  3. I use your video embed: youtuber and I have noticed that my embeds are read with no problems with chrome yet it will not read with internet explorer

    could you please advice?


    Comment by rawiri — May 26, 2012 @ 9:40 am

  4. Hi Roy
    I wonder if you cant drop me a mail sometime as I would like to chat to you about representing you and your blog.


    Comment by Blake — May 29, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

  5. Hi Roy,

    First of all you are a genius! Im sure you know that. Second thank you so much for letting me download the flickr widget, I am new to this blogging world and I can really use all the help I can get. I am a simply card maker, mother of 2 beautiful girls as well. So thank you again, ok here’s the last thing. I wanted to donate to your tip jar, I had it all fill out then a thought came to my simple mind. If this guy is a computer genius how do I know if I put my Credit Card info or use my pay pal account he wont hack into it and clean me out? Well thats just me thinking and I feel horrible. SOOO lol how about a mailing address? Simple minds need simple thinking, I hope thats ok with you. I need to stop rambling. Take care! Happy Blogging!


    Comment by Aida Gatch — August 15, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

  6. I want to use your WP-Cumulus , not on word press but on my class work project website.How to use it. Please help

    Comment by Pallavi — October 1, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

  7. Hello Roy,

    How can I get in touch with you about a possible project?


    Comment by ingekuijper — October 7, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

  8. Ok so I am thinking about removing my site from Tumbler and get it to a WordPress website. I believe this is a wordpress site right? If it is, may I ask where you got the theme? Thanks a bunch!

    Comment by Sierra Czyz — October 30, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    • I’m afraid it’s a homebrew theme, and if I’d strip everything out that was tailor-made for this site, there’s be nothing left. That’s why I’m not going to release it. Sorry.

      Comment by Roy — October 30, 2012 @ 3:50 pm