- Utilize OO PHP and MVC principles.
- Create a reusable framework that is great for small websites and apps.
- Developers and designers with intermediate knowledge of PHP and object oriented programming.
- Those looking for a simple way to manage content and integrate it through custom back end code, for total control over functionality and display.
- Those looking to start building a custom web app from a very basic level.
- Those without a decent understanding of OO PHP and web development or don’t have the desire to learn.
- Those looking to build large-scale applications rapidly.
- Those looking to avoid getting their hands dirty in custom coding.
What is A Bright CMS?
A Bright CMS is a basic web application and website framework built in PHP, following MVC principles, and utilizing JSON or XML to separate and manage content.
The framework was initially built with 2 goals:
Most frameworks for development are large and can be difficult to understand for beginners. Most are also too heavy for a variety of projects where the goal is to create a basic website for oneself or a client where content can be cleanly separated from presentation. It can also be desirable to begin work on an application from close to a ground state, so as to afford room for customizability from deep within the system.
Who Should Use A Bright CMS?
Who Should Not Use A Bright CMS?
The initial inspiration for this project came from my desire to learn MVC and OO principles and the need for a custom, lightweight alternative to many existing frameworks. Code Igniter is a specific existing project that served as inspiration, as was the youtube series on building your own MVC, offered by JREAM.