I think there’s a lot of truth to this. By any objective measurement, PHP is clearly inferior to just about every other programming language out there …but its preinstalled out-of-the-box nature means it’s the path of least resistance.
A really handy command-line tool that scans your site for mixed content — very useful if you’re making the switch from http to https.
Rachel talks about some of the old-fashioned technologies and business practices driving Perch.
This reminds of a talk by Marco Arment at Webstock a few years back when he described the advantages of not using cutting-edge technologies: most of the time, “boring” well-established technologies are simply more stable.
A new PHP-based content management system. It uses Twig for the templating, which I like.
If you’re trying to retrofit an existing desktop-centric site for small screens, this server-side image-resizing technique might be useful but is definitely not the right tool for a content-out, small-screen-first approach.
This could be handy for the editing process in my home-grown blogging system: a PHP script to convert HTML back to Markdown.
Since Amazon decided to require signed requests for its API, I'm going to have to use this code to keep Huffduffer and The Session working. Grrrr... cool APIs don't change.
A PHP script that adds nice typography to your markup.
Wait... I thought this was considered harmful?
Drew and Rachel's little CMS looks very nice indeed.
John Gruber provides a PHP-based way of busting out of Digg's 90s-style framing. I shall be implementing this forthwith.
Archive your Twitter updates with this PHP script.
A super-simple lightweight PHP class by Kellan for calling the Flickr API and receiving back an array of results.
Like 24 Ways, this is an advent calendar for geeks. But this one is focused on PHP.
A super simple lightweight piece of forum software from Stuart in just one PHP file. Drop it in a directory and you're done.
The second part of Gareth's series for Digital Web on APIs. This time he's got some PHP code samples for parsing XML and JSON.
Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!
An interesting looking lightweight framework for PHP.
The creator of PHP offers an antidote to the profusion of frameworks out there.
The working example from Richard's chapter in Blog Design Solutions. It's a home-rolled PHP/MySQL blog for Samuel Pepys featuring beautiful typography... natch.
Mike has a really nice stopgap technique for improving your site on mobile devices.
A very handy list of common functions and parameters. Print it out and keep it on your desk.