I created PriceShed.com as a test bed for learning new techniques in both front and back end development. Originally designed using Php and MySQL I quickly moved on to using CodeIgniter for the powerful templating options they employ and for the speed of development.
I then became interested in responsive design and decided to recreate the site using Zurb Foundation. This has allowed the site to become fully responsive and to be able to adapt to any screen size. While doing this I looked into techniques for speeding up loading
times and settled upon using Phalcon. Phalcon is a Php framework that is compiled as a C extension. This means it is extremely fast and capable of serving more requests at once.