A PHP-based web templating engine used as a tool for separation of concerns, business logic from its visualization. Smarty is easy to understand for managers and administration of a project. The engine offers many features for presentation, but they can also be extended to a project’s needs.

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First released 2002
Developed by Monte Ohrt, Messju Mohr, Uwe Tews
Latest stable version Smarty 3
Open-source Yes
Used by Eyewear Canada, Weddingdresstrend

Interesting facts

A templating engine like Smarty shouldn’t be confused with PHP frameworks (e.g., Symfony or Zend), and it is not an alternative to them.


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