Hummingbird Lite is the definitive lightweight web framework. With an small footprint and built around good coding techniques, it'll give you just what you need to get started.
With other frameworks you get a boatload of files with encoding, mailing, caching, and a ton of other classes. And they even call themselves 'lightweight'.
We'll give you the absolute minimum platform so you can choose the best tools to do the job.
By taking the best practices from WordPress, Laravel, Rails and other frameworks and libraries, we're bringing a new way to build web sites and apps.
Good coding patterns and a DRY philosophy FTW!
Do you need a content management system? How about some internationalization?
There are readily available plugins that will help you get started with user accounts and other common tasks.
And if you can't find a suitable plugin, you may easily make your own!
To get started, download the zip file.
Once you have it extract the files, configure your instance and you'll be ready to create amazing things.