Introducing Aegea 

Introducing Aegea, a great blogging engine.

An engine is a program that runs on the blogger’s website. It provides the writing tools to the author, shows the posts to the readers and lets them write comments. (or similar) is simpler, but they can shut down and take all your posts offline. With an engine, the blog runs on your own website and you have access to the files and the database (you don’t have to deal with the files or the database, but you own all the data).

I want most people to have access to personal blogging in this way. That’s why it uses the most easily available platform: PHP with MySQL.

Aegea powers this and many other blogs. Among my favourites:

With Aegea, you can use the built-in neutral theme or customise it however you like (this blog is an example). Be flexible with comments: allow and disallow them globally or per post. Refine posts using Drafts. Add images, videos, audio or code to illustrate your point. Organise your writing with tags.

Designers, writers, musicians and software developers use Aegea to show their work, communicate and spread knowledge. They love it because it’s simple and fast yet does everything they need. Aegea is free for personal use and paid for business use.

Learn more and get Aegea at

2016   Aegea   my products   projects   release

Emerge 1.3 with video support and replay control 

In 2013, I released Emerge, a page load coordinator:

Normally, when a complex web page is loading, elements appear in random order, causing unpleasant flashing. To replace it with nice and coordinated animations, programming is required. Emerge.js simplifies the task by removing the need to write any JavaScript code. The framework uses a declarative approach, where you specify the desired behaviour for each element and do not think about the implementation.

See also the introductory blog post.

Version 1.3 adds support for video tags and an easy-to-use replay control useful for debugging.

Update for free

If you’ve bought Emerge, you get the updates for free. Just re-download using the same link you got when you bought the script. Or drop me a line if you have any questions.

2016   Emerge   release

Likely 2.2 for single-page applications and more 

We’ve just released Likely 2.2 which adds support for single-page applications and includes many more improvements.

Ivan Akulov, the project’s maintainer, writes:

Most modern single-page apps use History API which allows developers navigate between pages without refreshing them. Since 2.2, Likely supports this API out of the box! If you place the buttons on a page and then do history.pushState () or history.replaceState (), Likely will automatically catch these changes and update itself. (Navigating backwards and forwards is also supported, of course.)

If you don’t use History API, call likely.initiate () when you need the buttons to update.

Since 2.1 we have a Telegram button, and now we add LinkedIn:

Likely LinkedIn button

There are also great improvements under the hood. As the result, the file size has been cut in half. And the code is now covered with automated tests.

See the GitHub release page for a more detailed description.

2016   Likely   release
2015   Likely   release