PHP Web Development

Bespoke modern web development in the heart of Staffordshire, UK

PHP Web Development from the Cowshed

Firstly, why mention UK in the title, why does that matter? The answer is simply that we want to make it clear that everything coded at Cowshed Works is completed right here in our premises in Staffordshire in the West Midlands, right slap bang in the centre of the UK.

We don't 'farm out' web development work to cheap development companies in other countries and then sell the work on at a premium. We've worked at UK based web companies building websites and applications for major global hotel chains, we've worked in UK FTSE 100 companies and we've worked at the major consultancy firms in London, we're UK based, did we say that?

How do we develop PHP applications?

We develop large projects in PHP and Javascript. Server side coding is generally PHP using PSR standards and utilising the composer eco-system to access the huge range of PHP packages currently on offer. We test everything that we build with phpunit, use Git for version control (and optionally deployment) and have even been known to use TDD. We can also write server side applications to run on Node JS.

Front end development is generally based on a combination of Bootstrap, JQuery and VueJS. We're able to use other JS / CSS frameworks including Angular JS, Ember JS, React and Bulma. We tend to avoid jumping on every framework bandwagon as it's mentally draining learning a new framework to achieve the same things your current framework already does.

The scope of development projects we can take on is very broad; here's a list of some of the things we've built:

Content management system

for a 6 million page read / month site

Website user system

managing 150,000 user accounts

Website forum

processing thousands of posts

Motoring problems Q&A

over 30,000 answers posted

Find my nearest application

locates shops and services

Web page popularity index

system to show popular pages

Online competitions

question based and live quizzes

Parenting lifestyle blog

blog site built on Laravel

Car register & club

website to log limited edition cars

Premium listing system

annual subscription based payments

Static website builder

system to 'mill' thousands of pages

Hotel booking systems

booking request and API integration


Want to discuss your next web project?

We're happy to host meetings at the Cowshed, we're equally happy to come and meet you to discuss your project.

Just drop us a line and we'll get it booked in and get the ball rolling.

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