In this post I’ll be covering a few really cool tools specifically, CodeIgniter, Grid 960, and WordPress. Since I want to tell you a little bit about all of them, I’ll just sum it up in this post and go into further detail in future posts.
CodeIgniter is a PHP Framework. What that means is it acts just like the name implies, it’s a “framework” that allows you to build your PHP projects around it, much like the frame of a house. Once your project is configured with CodeIgniter you can start quickly adding functionality and database access with ease.
Grid 960 System
Grid 960 is another type of framework, but this one is for CSS instead of PHP. The Grid 960 system allows you to break up the screen into a certain number of columns and create very clean, user-friendly designs. Whereas the CodeIgniter framework is more for developing functionality, the Grid 960 system is more for layout design.
That leaves us with WordPress. If you don’t already know, WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available. I used WordPress to create this website.
That’s a quick summary of some of the tools I use. Check back for future posts where I’ll break each one down a little further. I’m also working on a CodeIgniter tutorial for anyone that’s interested, I’ll be posting a link soon.
Thanks for reading!