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I Reckon THIS Must be the Place


 This HTML Is Simple - a PHP blog-like application that is small, efficient and fast or something.


THIS code should be considered a curiosity. If it was in the state it is in now ten years ago I think it would have caught on. It can do about 90% of what many popular Blog/CMS applications do in 1/10th the size — and with no globals, no classes and no Javascript.

It is near truly customizable with data arrays (sometimes as INI files) controlling most important features.

It has true web templates — in a few hundred lines of code — and not a "template engine" of any kind.

It has an almost complete separation of code and data — no inline PHP or print statements or SQL strings strewn throughout the code for example.

I call the architecture "compartmentalized" in that one can say, "all the SQL is here," and "all the commenting code is here," and "all the validation code is here," etc.

I think all that has great merit.

But, it's too late. The Internet ain't for small APIs but for massive distributed Javascript that can take months to debug and is fixed by "magic".


I'm a dinosaur. I'm old school. Oh... well. At least I had fun writing it.

  1. The code does use eval which may be considered a weakness, but I can even reduce that too.
  2. Oh, the code has had it's share of bugs, of course, and there is one known in the last release and probably a few others unknown. But I think it overall is architecturally sound.

Release Notes

Notes for release 1.4.1b:

With this release the code is architecturally complete. That is, the core design, the foundation, is complete and works well. A few more aspects are configurable and more flexible. The code has become smaller, clearer, cleaner, more concise. Some confusing algorithms have been strengthened and are now fully documented.

Known Bugs


Big Google April, 2014
We use here some Google fonts. However...

Going Native March, 2014
An example of how to increase performance in an extremely simple way.

The New Culture February, 2014
There used to be Culture Clash. What we have now is Culture Stagnation.