ShortPHP was designed to be the shortest, smallest, quickest Web framework possible. The code is currently less than 4KB in size and is just under 100 lines. In some ways, you could say that it follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) paradigm, but since it has no database-related code (it is completely file-based) it's more of a VC (View-Controller) system. It's up to the developer to use whatever tools are deemed fit. ShortPHP is fully E_STRICT compliant.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts and/or comments about the project. It would be much appreciated.