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Cory LaViska

Cory LaViska

New Hampshirite building web apps in Florida. Follow me as I reimagine and redevelop the most beautiful blogging platform in the world.

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Dot Paper

In a world where designers use Sketch, Photoshop, and other apps to create wireframes, I'm here in my corner holding this old fashioned pencil and a stack of dot paper. Sorry, but for me, these primitive tools do the same thing and I find them easier to use.

I don't know. I guess it's just faster to grab a pencil and paper to transform my thoughts into a wireframe. I also use it for jotting down notes and todos here and there. In fact, aside from GitHub issues, I don't even have a task manager.

Thoughts on AMP

Some time ago, a user asked about Google AMP support. At the time, I didn't know much about AMP aside from it made pages load faster on mobile devices. It sounded neat.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to dive in and integrate AMP with Postleaf. But the deeper I got, the more I realized exactly how it works and why it's terrible for the web.


JSON Feed is a lot like RSS, except instead of XML it's formatted with JSON. It's a rather new spec, introduced just last week, but it's been getting some major coverage and a number of applications have already started supporting it.

Since Postleaf was built for the modern publisher, I decided to add support for it in alpha 5. You can check out the relevant commit to see how easy it was to implement.

iOS Funding Blitz

May 30, 2017 – The funding blitz has concluded! Many, many thanks to my awesome users who contributed a total of $500 towards the original goal. An additional $743.93 was contributed by Surreal CMS, a content management service I created in 2008.

The overflow funds were used to purchase the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is even better since I can cover just about any test case with this device. The total cost was $1,243.93 after iPad, Smart Keyboard, and sales tax. The next step is to follow this issue on GitHub as I work to improve iOS support!