There are a few reasons why I will use the Gaia Framework whenever I can; it is fast to development with, versatile enough for a vast variety of tasks, well supported by both the community and the author, and it is constantly updated with new features. Today however, I want to share with you regarding the speed factor of developing with the Gaia Framework.
When I first started out my previous project, Royal Salute Eastern & Oriental Duty Free Promo, I spent less than a day to set up the core structure of the site. By the end of the second day, all the pages were nicely integrated, completed with transitions. Form validations were set up by the third day with the PHP backend, and by the fourth day, URL validation.
You might be wondering what is URL validation at this time, so I’ll just do a quick explanation. Gaia Framework integrates deeplinking, so each section of your website has a nice URL by itself. Trouble comes when the site requires validation, of age or requires logging in, before the user is allowed access into the site. I’ve seen examples of sites that a developer would choose to forsake deeplinking because there might be such a requirement. So yeah, all I want to say at this point is that it is not difficult to implement, especially so with the Gaia Framework. 😉
I have to say that development time was so speedy because the site itself was not complicated; you can take a spin around. However, I can still safely vouch that Gaia Framework will still aid a Flash developer big time even in larger, more complicated projects.
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