The main driving force behind Lingoblog is to provide a blogging engine that supports groups who want to communicate in multiple languages. I'd like the engine to be as easy to set up as possible. Currently its extremely lightweight as there are only a few files in here ;-) It's still in the very early stages of development. I literally started it 4 hours before writing this at 4.00pm Sunday 3rd February 2008.
Rough and ready roadmap:
1) Homebrewed PHP framework that does not use the MVC pattern.
2) Automatic language detection.
3) Web interface for blogging / uploads.
4) Translation of blog articles into multiple languages by group members.
5) Support for images and custom formatting.
6) Switchable themes and styles.
7) Other stuff as and when I think of it.
Whether or not to use a framework :-/
I've started to go off some of the existing Web 2.0 frameworks - especially PHP ones. I've decided to make my own framework for this project. My challenge is to 'NOT' use the MVC pattern. Otherwise I would use an existing framework right ;-) The MVC pattern was invented in 79 and I'd like to finally get away from Afro's, flared trousers and sugariness as we approach the end of the naughties! The framework I'm thinking about will be easier to understand, develop in and will be a lot more flexible than the majority of frameworks out there. Ok lets get to work ;-)
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