“Other” Useful PHP Tools

A Short Survey by Chip Chapin

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Page Revision History

  • 2002-11-15 Added Brattli's DHTML Library.
  • 2002-11-08 Added ccSiteStyle.
  • 2002-11-07 Minor update.
  • 2002-10-29 Initial Release.

What's Here?

This page describes a collection of various PHP packages and tools that I have evaluated or at least looked at. It should be obvious that it's impossible to evaluate all PHP tools on the net at this time (November 2002). But as I examined and compared various tools for my own purposes, I wanted to capture the information in a form that would be easy for me to refer to. Hopefully it is also helpful for other people.

This also where I park references to some of my own tools as I release them.

By the way, I have an entirely separate page devoted just to PHP Menu Tools.

Chip's Originals

I use these myself ...

ccBrowserInfo
ccBrowserInfo is a simple PHP class for doing HTTP client user agent (browser) detection. I use it instead of phpSniff because it's simpler -- I don't need all the additional features of phpSniff.
ccSiteStyle
ccSiteStyle is a PHP browser-compensating dynamic style sheet. Font sizes and font families are adjusted so as to minimize differences in appearance across browsers and platforms.

Template Tools

Since its inception, PHP has been widely used to provide a template capability to HTML authors. As a result, there are many PHP template packages out there.

php_templates
php_templates is hosted on SourceForge and includes unusually good documentation. Most projects have no documentation at all. Unlike most packages, php_templates can be built as a server extension which must be compiled and installed.

Local Demo: php_templates
Home: http://php-templates.sourceforge.net/
Last Updated: 2002-10-10 (v1.4)
 
pspcooker
No, it's not a typo for "phpcooker". pspcooker is named after "jspcooker".

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
SimpleTemplate
SimpleTemplate

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
Template_class
Template_class

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
phpLib
phpLib includes templates, plus much more. See the longer listing in the "Other Tools" section below.

Content Management / Site Management Tools

phpCMS
phpCMS

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
phpsimplefaq
phpsimplefaq

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
phpWebNotes
phpWebNotes

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
SOFA
SOFA

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd

Other "Other" Tools

Brattli's DHTML Library
This is not a PHP tool, but a JavaScript library for doing DHTML. To view the library code in a new window click here.

Visit Thomas Brattli's DHTML Library tutorial at DHTML Central. Click here.

Local Demo: Brattli_DHTML_Lib/examples.html
Home: DHTML Central (http://www.dhtmlcentral.com/txt/?m=57)
Last Updated: 2001-07-05
 
Auth
Auth is a package for user authentication/authorization

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
Pager
pager is for paging the results of database queries

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
phpLib
phpLib is a general purpose php Library.

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
phpSniff
phpSniff is an elaborate and up-to-date package for browser detection.

Local Demo: phpSniff-2.1.1/
Home: http://phpsniff.sourceforge.net/
Last Updated: 2002-09-12 (v.2.1.1)
 
Richtext
Richtext is a client richtext editor.

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd
 
Webmonitor
Webmonitor ...

Local Demo: x
Home: x
Last Updated: yyyy-mm-dd

 

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