Complex Website With Yii


I am a SAP developer with some Php experience. Yii is my first foray into any PHP framework/MVC model.

We are trying to build a complex website like IMDB.


  1. Each page has multiple streams of data from various models

  2. The pages have fancy visual effects

My question:

While I understand the MVC concept, I am struggling to understand what happens when the "view" has data from multiple models. How do we approach the problem.

My planned approach:

Create a page in Dreamweaver . In various places use Ajax calls to different controllers to display the data streams.

Thanks you all !!

Your approach seems OK for me.

Thanks Hasan!

I am looking at two source codes

Digital library

and pressenter from the forum