Spinates is a novel forum made by Laravel PHP framework. I made it just for interests. For the frond-end I chose AmazeUI, which is a little Bootstrap-like, however I found the web components of AmazeUI aligns better with Chinese.
People can read articles, leave comments without register or login. But to submit an article, store an article as faverite as well as collect your own tags man need register and login. The most complex parts are fulltext search, categories and tags for single article, which spent me some weeks to think about the database structure.
I chose the jQuerry widgetTag-it for autocomplete support and diffrent Tag effects.
From now on I recieve over 10,000 registered users. A great achievement!
I'll recommend you all the powerful framework: Laravel. It provides some amazing elements which make our work easier such as migrations for creating the whole database; Eloquent ORM for working with the database instead of MySQLquerries; Blade Templating for building all the views etc.
I’ve learned many things from this project, including how to manage a hosting server, how to commit data from local to server via SSH or FTP and how to customize the responsive design.All these are really fascinating, except the endless Bugs:(
Now I try to build my blog with the new Laravel 5.3!