We like to work with WordPress for simple content management; php and codeigniter for getting apps up and running; and a solid use experience to keep them coming back.
Have a look at some stuff we've done:
Aversan Inc needed a simple content management. Their previous solution would require another party to update content resulting in a turn around of 2 days for simple content updates.
We redesigned and ported their content onto an easier platform. And now, their content is updated in-house by their marketing department.
Annzilla.com is a blog owned and operated by designer Ann Liao. It is a collection of all things design and inspirational and was built from the ground up to reflect the designer's creativity.
M2 Brand Management needed a simple content management system to house their company information, and their monthly newsletter.
EveryFamiliesBusiness.com primarily uses WordPress as a blogging tool for self-published author, Thomas William Deans. The theme was developed to work easily with common plugins and widgets.