Lately I have been considering PHP frameworks and using them to speed up development of small projects, whilst also considering the MVC (Model, View, Control) approach. Most people looking for a PHP framework seem to stick with CodeIgniter, Zend or Symfony. Each with there own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is best is all down to personal taste and its very difficult to make an educated selection of the framework thats best for you. Its baffled me infact, that I can't put my finger on the framework that I think works for me the best.
So I plan to try and develop a small project in each of these frameworks and decide after that which one I think is the best for me.
For more complex sites, I will continue to use my own custom framework as it helps to keep down page load speeds and ease of understanding.
Check back here over the next month or so, to see what I get up too. As I will be posting all about my experiences with the frameworks.