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Need replacement for Dreamweaver

Good editor with built in ftp capabilities



4:15 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am currently using Dreamweaver MX and think it is great but there are a few things I don't like about it.

1) FTP doesn't allow me to set permissions are go deep enough (cgi-bin & what not)

2) All my pages are in php but when using php with Dreamweaver all you get is red text. Is there a php text editor that keeps variant colors on the tags while using php.

3) I never use the wysiwyg editor or any of dreamweavers other features, just the text editor and ftp.

4) Tired of paying outrageous prices for a text/editor with poor, but handy, ftp support.

So does anybody know of a free/cheap alternative to Dreamweaver that meets any of the above requirements.


7:31 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think Topstyle might reach some of those requirements - It's not a wysiwyg! Superb for hand coding - it does have FTP and support for PHP as far as I can remember.

If not there are quite a few plugins around for DW that'll get some of what you need.




10:19 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I looked at Topstyle and 1st Page 2000 but I think HTML-kit is more along the lines of what I am looking for.

How would people compare using Dreamweaver to HTML-kit?

One last question, is there a open-source editor/ftp program? I always like places where you can join in a community and give and recieve feedback for a product from other users.


10:25 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You get HomeSite+ with Dreamweaver MX and I actually like it better. More streamlined and not WYSIWYG. Look on the CD.


1:18 am on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I tried homesite a long time ago but it just didn't suit me.

Well, I installed HTML-Kit and I think it is just what I was looking for. The most important thing is it has colored php. All my pages are in php and I just couldn't take any more pages of completely red code.

I opened the options, holy mole'E, it's going to take awhile to get everything just the way I like it. It looks like they give you the option to adjust almost anything in the program. Since it's free it just squeezes into my budget. Now if I could just find programs to replace flash mx and fireworks mx I can finally stop digging in my couch to find the $400 for the mx 2004 upgrade.