Ideal Forms is a lightweight framework, built on the top of jQuery, for creating good looking and user-friendly forms.
It converts standard
<input> elements into ones with rounded corners having an attractive focus effect. And, radio + checkbox elements are completely customized.
No images are used, they requires minimal HTML syntax and can be completely styled with CSS (comes with 3 themes).
SiteFusion is an open source and server-based development platform where a XUL client runs code written with PHP.
The output is platform-independent and can access the client filesystem, run programs, play sounds ,etc.
- Platform-independent applications
- OS-native look and feel
- Writing applications in pure object-oriented PHP
- No traditional browser security restrictions: access the client filesystem and run programs
- It’s Fast! Continue reading
CodeIgniter is a powerful, high-performance, open-source PHP framework that helps you author PHP applications rapidly. CodeIgniter is known for having a light footprint, there by reducing your server’s work.
CodeIgniter has an exciting online manual, a couple of helpful video tutorials and an active user forum.
Zend framework is an extremely powerful framework with a slightly higher learning curve. Developed by Zend Technologies, Zend Framework is licensed under the New BSD license. It is along the same lines as CodeIgniter and CakePHP.
Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!.
Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. Kohana is a fork of CodeIgniter intended to work only with PHP 5. Kohana is completely community driven. What makes Kohana favored by many developer is it’s super lightweight, it has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.