What is phpSiteFramework?

phpSiteFramework (SF) is a server-side PHP-based web presentation framework designed to separate web content from the surrounding site style and functionality.

It is not a content management system; it can deal with pretty well everything on the 'delivery side' of content but provides nothing in the way of 'authoring' or 'content management' tools.

In its simplest sense you configure 'header', 'footer' and 'style' (CSS) files and SF takes care of 'wrapping' your content in your standard files.

In a functional sense you provide some simple configuration data and SF can provide:

In a technical sense SF can provide:

Rationale

SF was created at the Fitzwilliam Museum to fulfil a specific need.

The main requirements were identified as:

Acknowledgements

SF is my specific implementation of the ideas Dave Gunn and I have been pondering over the last little while (October 2005).

SF's achitecture is not unique of course, and here I draw attention to some other systems which have provided 'bits of inspiration'.


Updated: 31Oct2005
Author: Shaun Osborne

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