Im new to php, and I like Dreamweaver, but I have not used the other 2.
Dreamweaver is your best bet for both html & php. There are better IDEs for php, but dreamweaver takes the cake for WYSIWYG design & html.
I use Eclipse with PHPEclipse plugin
just use textpad, I hate programs helping with my code
I agree with jatar_k, i don't think those fancy editors do any help to a newbie. I use plain editors even for a big and complex code application. Any other thing and i get confused ;)
Easy editor to use.
The only thing that I like in a text editor is syntax highlighting. It makes it a tad bit easier to read. I use notepad++ for most of my coding on windows. I use vim on unix. Both support syntax highlighting.
|just use textpad, I hate programs helping with my code |
Ditto. I also like the ability to save sessions and multi line find/replace is useful too. PSPad is my editor of choice.
PHP Designer is great for syntax highlighting. Dreamweaver can't do that. PHP Designer also lets you manage your projects and find snippets of code/functions from other scripts even if they are not open. Using notepad is a great way to learn, but I like the colours of applications, it's easier on my eyes.
I agree with jatar_k. I use the Crimson Editor a simple plain text editor. You can define projects, it has syntax highlighting for PHP, HTML, JS, CSS, etc.
Only the program is no longer maintained by its author.
|PHP Designer is great for syntax highlighting. Dreamweaver can't do that. |
Dreamweaver can't do syntax highlighting?! :o (I've not used DW myself)
I use Notepad++ mostly for HTML, CSS, JS and PHP these days.
I do, however, miss the IDE's you get with the likes of Delphi / VB / C++ etc... (for debugging, code completion etc.)
Linux: kdedev's kate
Windows: editplus (pay software)
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agree re: syntax highlighting
the programs that offer you a tooltip about the function you're writing can also be helpful. I always used to forget the order of variables for str_pad....up til about the 1000th time.
Thanks for all the responses.
I had not tried notepad++ but now I have it installed and it has some features I can see will be really useful.
I can see the topic was interesting for us newbies, I would like to thank you all for your input.