I’ve only been working and studying Yii for a bit, so I know it can be annoying to have a newbie asking this when he hasn’t even finished studying, but the truth is that we need to get this done and need to know if Yii will serve our purpose, or we need to switch to another technology, be it because it’s not possible with the way Yii works, or because I need way more experience than what I have right now with the framework.
To illustrate my question, I attached a picture. It’s not exactly pretty but I hope it’s easy to get my point across with it. It will be easy to understand if you have used ASP.NET yourself.
We want to do this with Yii for a couple of reasons, but I’m having trouble in figuring out a way to do it, since Yii (or MVC) seems to be more strict, while I can just do whatever I want on ASP.NET. Again, I’ve never used MVC until Yii, so maybe I just lack the experience to do it. I’m asking for any suggestions on how to achieve this.
As of right now, I can only think of the following:
Work with Yii’s MVC pattern and have my partner use the Views I create to write his HTML (but he shouldn’t need to understand Yii). Some of the things that worry me is the way that we will work with AJAX calls, both sending and receiving, the way Yii makes its forms when creating models since I wanted complete control over them, so I can just receive them in any way I want, because I use plenty of multi nested models (like Poll with Questions with Answers), among other things.
Thank you for your attention.