PHP MVC Skeleton App

A simple and easy to understand PHP MVC skeleton application

While reading about the “best” PHP frameworks of 2014 at SitePoint, I stumbled upon a little framework that will be very handy, especially where a full-blown framework may be a bit too much.

The PHP-MVC Project has two editions available, a basic version, and then an advanced version that supports Twig and automatic Saas compiling.

The developer of PHP-MVC was quoted in the SitePoint article, basically stating why he created it:

Most frameworks are simply too advanced, making it hard for non-professional developers or frontend people to quickly build good things, so I was always searching for a naked and totally stripped-down PHP barebone application. php-mvc solves this problem and reduces the learning curve to a total time of under 30 minutes while still being very professional and self-explaining.

I’ll still probably use Alto Router for really simple sites or apps, and Slim Framework for slightly larger sites.

I’ll probably never need to use the PHP-MVC skeleton application, but it’s nice to have available. PHP-MVC framework can be downloaded from GitHub, here’s the basic version, and here’s the advanced version.


Crumpet: A Deliciously Simple SASS/SCSS Responsive Framework

A Simple SASS/SCSS Responsive Framework keeps your HTML clean & stays out of your way

I’ve not used Crumpet in any projects yet, however I’d like to soon. You can the find Crumpet source on GitHub.

You can see Crumpet in use at the official Crumpet site. It provides code examples and other documentation. It’s a very well put together SASS/SCSS Responsive Framework. From the Crumpet site:

Everything is straight forward, all of the code is commented and gives you instructions on how to use Crumpet, so you can spend all your time in the code editor. Here are the few files that Crumpet comes with to get you going:

  • A index.html that gives you a little demo.
  • A settings.scss file which has the frameworks settings in.
  • A main.scss which has some demo styles, as well as some instruction on how to incorporate the grid into your site.

It gives you a quick and easy front-end setup and keeps your HTML clean and then stays out of your way.

Check it out, I’m betting you’ll find a use for it, especially if you don’t already have a go-to front-end web framework that you use.

Crumpet could very well be my next go-to framework. Again, it’s available on GitHub.