A Javascript UI skeleton for PHP project

Installs: 108

Dependents: 0

Suggesters: 0

Security: 0

Stars: 6

Watchers: 3

Forks: 2

Open Issues: 0


1.0.0-beta3 2017-09-26 02:47 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2024-06-07 05:59:01 UTC



A Javascript UI application skeleton for PHP project

Instead of PHP's Template Engine, Javascript on the server side or the client side is responsible for creating the view. Server-side rendering is done with V8Js or Node.js. Redux React example code is included, but you can freely select the JS template engine or UI framework.


SSR only

Render the static page on the server side. Use JS's template engine and SSR-enabled view libraries such as ReatJs or VueJs.


Generate DOM on server side and convert it to HTML. The generated DOM is handed over to the browser JS. We use SSR-enabled view libraries like ReatJs and VueJs that can generate DOM.

CSR only

On the server side, just create JSON and generate DOM or HTML with CSR. Normally the non-DOM part of the document's root (such as the OGP <meta> tag) is rendered in PHP.



Build and run example redux code.

composer create-project koriym/js-ui-skeleton -n -s dev js-ui
cd js-ui
yarn install
yarn run ui


There are two ways to make the JS UI application an independent project and to include it in the existing PHP project.

New installation

composer create-project koriym/js-ui-skeleton -n -s dev MyVendor.MyUi
cd MyVendor.MyUi
yarn install

When creating it as a package and using it from a PHP project add that package to dependence. Since you can manage versions by UI yourself, it is easy to do UI dependency management from PHP projects and parallel work.

Add to existing project

Add the ui folder and package.json to the existing project.

cd path/to/project
composer require koriym/js-ui-skeleton 1.x-dev
cp -r vendor/koriym/js-ui-skeleton/ui .
cp vendor/koriym/js-ui-skeleton/package.json .
yarn install

The directory structure looks like this.

├── src             # php
├── tests           # php
├── package.json    # JS
├── node_modules    # JS
├── ui              # JS
│   ├── .babelrc
│   ├── .eslintrc
│   ├── entry.js
│   ├── gulpfile.js
│   ├── karma.conf.js
│   ├── src
│   ├── test
│   ├── ui.config.js
│   └── webpack.config.js
└── vendor

UI Config

Edit ui/ui.config.js to specify web public folder and the output directory of the bundled JS file by webpack.

const path = require('path');
module.exports = {
  public: path.join(__dirname, '../public'),
  build: path.join(__dirname, '../public/dist'),

Entry File

Specify the entry file in ui/entry.js. The SSR file is given a _ssr postfix.

module.exports = {
  index_ssr: 'src/page/index/server',
  index: 'src/page/index/client',

Run Config

Set the JS application configuration file in the ui/dev/config/ directory.

$app = 'index';
$initialState = [
    'hello' => ['name' => 'World']
$ssrMetas = [
    'title' => 'page-title'

return [$app, $initialState, $ssrMetas];

$app is the application name, corresponding to the file public/build/dist/{$app}.bundle.js. $initialState is the initial state of the JS application (in the case of the template engine, it is the value assigned to the template) $ssrMetas is the value passed in SSR only.

Save the setting file with an arbitrary name, You select it on the screen and execute it.

Create UI Application

Server side

In a JS renderer application, implement render function which takes two parameters (preloadedState and metas) and return html string. This example illustrates typical SSR Redux application.

// server.js
import render from './render';

global.render = render;
// render.js
const render = (preloadedState, metas) => {
      <script>window.__PRELOADED_STATE__ = ${serialize(preloadedState)}</script>
      <script src="/build/index.bundle.js"></script>
export default render;

Client side

Render with preloadedState which is supplied by SSR. Then insert generated DOM into document root DOM for continuation.

// client.js
const preloadedState = window.__PRELOADED_STATE__;
const store = configureStore(preloadedState);

  <Provider store={store}>
    <App />

Run JS Application

Execute the UI application created with Javascript.

yarn run ui

Execute the above command and select and execute the rendering method that appeared on the screen. You can also run server side code in the browser to make debugging easier.


Run the PHP application

Start the PHP application on the PHP built-in server.

yarn start

Run the PHP application with sync

Start the PHP application with hot module loader and browserSync.

yarn run dev

To monitor phpmd and phpcs, edit the dev command of phpmd.xml and phpcs.xml installation package.json in the project root and change it from dev to dev-qa.

"Dev": "cross-env NODE_ENV = development gulp - gulpfile ui / gulpfile.js dev - qa",


yarn test

Monitor JS test execution by Karma + Mocha + Chai. Edit karma.conf.js to change the setting.


yarn run lint

Run Eslint. Edit .eslintrc to change the setting.

SSR Utility library

Baracoa is a utility library for SSR. A V8 snapshot is supported to boost the performance.