The best way to build a PHP website
Laravel is a modern PHP development framework that is truly outstanding at what it does.
It provides a robust framework for web development that encourages best practices and makes coding sessions exponentially more efficient. It comes with a wide range of tools for website creation, database interaction, server deployment and pretty much everything you need to build and launch cutting edge websites.
It has a thriving community of passionate developers and its architecture allows us to take advantage of all the best open-source packages for front and back-end, as well as e-commerce packages and administration panels.
With Laravel I can build reliable high-quality web sites and applications. It's hard to justify building websites any other way.
Why Choose Laravel?
Laravel has many advantages over WordPress and other traditional website building methods:
- It gives your web developer super powers, and the tools to build whatever you need.
- Laravel is "design agnostic" and it doesn't stifle your creativity, or put constraints on your business logic. There's no need for compromise with Laravel.
- A Laravel application is very reliable and secure. You don't have to worry about your website going down or being hacked.
- Your code can be easily stored and safely updated using code versioning tools such as Git.
- There's no need to totally rebuild your website every time you want to update the design. A good developer will be able to help you evolve your Laravel codebase over time.
My Laravel Experience
I have been working with Laravel since version 4.1, which was released in 2013, and I have been keeping up to date with all the brilliant new features provided by versions 5, 6 and 7.
I am a member of Laracasts and I closely follow the lessons and practices of its founder Jeffrey Way and the other Laracast experts.
I have built many websites, admin panels and customer payment solutions with Laravel.
I have recently immersed myself in the TALL Stack - Tailwind, Alpine, Laravel, Livewire and I rebuilt my own website on it. I am very excited about building more of these highly optimised websites for my clients.
I am also very excited about the upcoming Statamic 3, which is shaping up to be the solution to a problem that I have been trying to solve for a long time - a solid Content Management System that doesn't get in the way of Laravel's amazingness.
I utilise as much of the Laravel Ecosystem as I can.
- I love writing dynamic HTML templates with Laravel Blade
- It's a pleasure to interact with databases using Laravel Eloquent
- I generate highly optimised website assets using Laravel Mix
- I use Laravel Artisan all the time and I write my own commands
- I develop locally using Laravel Homestead
- I deploy cloud servers with Laravel Forge
- I have built a couple of APIs using Laravel Passport
- I have a few Laravel Nova admin panels running on various websites
- I run a Laravel Spark SaaS application
- I have developed my own private Laravel Composer Packages which can be pulled into any project.
- I have built multi-tenancy / multi-domain websites using Laravel's excellent Routing system.
- I have dabbled in browser testing with Laravel Dusk.