Who needs coding standards?
Standards are boring. They take away our individual freedom. They are uncool. And they make all the differencde when groups of programmers are trying to coordinate their work and achieve maximum productivity.
PHP's humble beginings as a simple tagging language for "Personal Home Pages" has given the PHP community other advantages, in particular the ability to quickly deliver solutions while other developers are still defining their specifications. However, as PHP applications increase in complexity, professional techniques also gain increased importance.