PHP Development

Cornerstone Digital has been designing and developing websites for both the Calgary market and beyond, since 2005.  Over the years, we’ve built hundreds of websites, dozens of web apps, and dozens of online stores, empowering companies to use the internet effectively to further their business goals.  Building from scratch, upgrading your current site, or need to integrate with other solutions?  No challenge is too big or small!

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Why and When to use PHP

Cornerstone designs and develops custom PHP applications and websites.  PHP is a very flexible and widely used and supported language which is excellent for developing small applications and custom functionality within websites.  In the past, we have also developed large-scale applications in PHP, but believe that Ruby on Rails now provides a superior platform for this type of development.  PHP provides the following advantages over other programming languages:

  • Speed of development – Small functions are very quick to develop.
  • Flexibility – PHP can be used with a number of different frameworks, or none at all (which can be an advantage or a disadvantage).
  • Community – PHP is an open source project with an active contributor and support community.

Examples of web applications developed in PHP by Cornerstone Technologies include:

  • Paper Umbrella Residences – Cornerstone developed the entire website and membership portal in PHP, including booking engine, membership management, and community features (discussion forum, etc.).
  • Canacol – The entire website is built in PHP, including custom Content Management System.
  • Gran Tierra – The entire website is built in PHP, including an interactive mapping system and custom Content Management System
  • Heartwood Homes – Cornerstone developed the entire website in PHP including custom Content Management System and photo gallery.

Read about other open source web application frameworks that Cornerstone works with.