Would another developer find it easy to maintain a site built on my framework? I think so. They'd need an understand of objects in PHP and class abstraction and then the rest is pretty straight-forward. It's a PAC architecture which makes it easy to have modules and the templating system is very standard. In all, I'd say yes, another developer could maintain one of my sites. This thing about reinventing the wheel keeps niggling at me though. I can put together a site like mine in less than half an hour (design aside) with my framework. The CMS I have allows me to add/remove pages and manage their content in as many languages as desired. Would I be able to do the same with Drupal or Joomla if I put in the time to learn them? My framework is available online if you'd like to take a look: http://nadeemh.com/osprey/ It's not nicely bundled with an installer and it is only online because I was seeking collaboration to see if it was worthwhile and to improve it. It's not a solution for the public but rather for PHP developers and graphic designers. Nadeem Hosenbokus (230) 766 9169 www.nadeemh.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Sarah Adams Sent: 21 September 2012 16:16 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] searching and JSON > Now I can use my framework for pretty much anything so I stick with it because it does the job and I know every single line of code making it easier to maintain and expand. I think this is the crux of the matter. If you were a Drupal expert you'd probably find it just as easy to add new features to a Drupal site, or maybe even easier since there is a ton of already-built stuff out there, so there's no need to reinvent the wheel. So what happens if you end up passing of the development/maintenance of a project to someone else? Would they find it easy to navigate your framework? Sarah -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !