There are impressive frontend frameworks around like Bootstrap, Foundation or Maxmertkit.
Pattern Lab, although having similar features, is not one of them.
It is more a framework for front-end frameworks, a PHP-powered static site generator or your project’s pattern library and frontend style guide.
The tool comes with all the base styles for common scenarios like forms, lists, tables, responsive grid and more. But it doesn’t interfere the design at all and leaves it all to you.
Mustache is used as the template language for patterns and new patterns can be created with ease.
For PHP developers, there are 2 major ways to send HTTP requests: cURL or fsockopen. And, it is hard to know which one will be available in your/customer’s hosting.
Requests is a stable PHP library that uses cURL or fsockopen (depending on the availability) and provides a consistent API.
It simplifies sending requests, accepts HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, DELETE or PATCH and adding headers, form data + multipart files.
The library also works with international domain names, authentication, auto-decompressing gzipped responses and much more.
To sum up, Requests is a must-bookmark for easy-to-use and hosting-friendly HTTP requests.
RainLoop is a free and open source PHP webmail application for anyone willing to use a single interface for many accounts.
The application has a modern user interface and supports both SMTP + IMAP.
It doesn’t require a database as the e-mails are not stored by the app. The mail server is accessed directly and RainLoop simply displays the e-mails there.
Multiple accounts are supported and each inbox can be viewed in different tabs with no session conflicts.
RainLoop is capable of handling all major webmail functions and other handy features exist too (like Dropbox/Facebook/Twitter/Google integration, auto-completion of addresses or keyboard shortcuts).
Requirements: PHP 5.3+
LiteCart is a free and open source shopping cart application that is built with PHP-MySQL.
It is light, not in means of features but for the usage (less clicks, improved usability..) and for development.
All the main features of an e-store is offered as a standard and more stuff exist like: product groups, different prices per currency, automatic backups and more.
And, there is an easy-to-use control panel for setting up the store and managing everything about it.
Requirements: PHP & MySQL
Caching and compression of every kb served has a huge effect on site performance.
Image Cache is a lightweight PHP class that compresses, moves, and caches the image in the user’s browser.
After that, it returns the new source of the image to be printed in an image tag which results in a serious gain on load time.
The class works by simply setting options like the directory, the base URL, etc. and calling a compress function for each image.