We have a couple of large web projects on deck (one of which is PixelTin), and I’m really not looking forward to coding them from scratch. I’ve tried a few full blown CMS system, and PHP frameworks, which really seem to be overkill. That being said, I decided to give Flight a try.
While I didn’t want to code everything from the ground up, I also thought that something like Symphony or Wordpress would be too large, cumbersome, and overkill for what I needed to do - namely code the backend to an admin template. After some Googling I came across Flight. I won’t go into the gory details here, but there were a couple of blog posts that had really good examples. As a bonus it has a plugin that allows the use of mustache for templating. The only issue I had getting it installed is that since I was running debian I needed to install an extra package to get the php-dom support included.