I’ve been reading a ton about coding guidelines as I work to expand on Scrimshaw. I’ve come to realize two things.

First, this coding style in itself is about helping me to be more productive. If it helps someone else, even better. But it’s for me. My goal is to create a coding guideline that is helpful for me and easy to read for developers who don’t know there’s a coding style involved.

Second, I need to make a separate project. I had envisioned making a sample framework using Scrimshaw so people could just jump into it. Instead I’m announcing a new project: Ivory. Ivory will be a PHP application framework, while Scrimshaw is simpy a code styleguide. Ivory will be a starting point for me in all of my PHP projects.