In this recent post on the Invoke Media blog Andrew Liem takes a look at the Zend Framework and shows how to create a simple site from install to execute.
This article is aimed at php developers who are looking to learn more about how not to reinvent the wheel, in particular, with the new Zend framework. This is not a comparative list of all php frameworks, as there are many good ones out there, CakePHP and Symphony to name two. I've evaluated other frameworks to some degree, not exhaustively by any means, and the Zend framework seems to fit nicely with my requirements. It may not for you, but I'll try to persuade you in this article
He introduces the framework first including a brief touch on MVC, the DOJO integration and its power and flexibility. From there he lists the tools you'll need to follow along with him, setting up the framework and creating a very simple site in it based on a pre-generated database (with the typical create/read/update/delete functionality).