Months back, I made a post similar to this, But I believe another post emphasizing on the best practices is not considered bad. 🙂
Working with PHP is something you enjoy every day!. You always wanted to do your best to your clients. But when the deadlines are pressing and when the clients are on your shoulders people start to mess codings, and the standards get ignored. But you practice the best ways of programming every day, it becomes your style and you have no alternate choice of doing quick and dirty work. Here are some simple best practices discussed by Matthew Weier of Zend technologies. Use them when you get an opportunity, and they will become your style of programming.