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12:51 pm on Sep 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi all
Currently installed on my PC I have
1. PHP Designer 2007
2. Dreamweaver 8
3. MS sharepoint designer.

What is the editor that most use for PHP/HTML design. I am looking for a good all round performer rather than having to switch between programs.

Thanks in advance
Dave

4:30 pm on Sept 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Im new to php, and I like Dreamweaver, but I have not used the other 2.
11:23 pm on Sept 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver is your best bet for both html & php. There are better IDEs for php, but dreamweaver takes the cake for WYSIWYG design & html.
7:01 am on Sept 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I use Eclipse with PHPEclipse plugin
2:43 pm on Sept 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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just use textpad, I hate programs helping with my code
6:09 pm on Sept 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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 ;)
6:15 pm on Sept 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Notepad++

Easy editor to use.

6:17 pm on Sept 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.
8:57 am on Sept 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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.
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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.
12:35 pm on Sept 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.)

12:46 pm on Sept 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Linux: kdedev's kate
Windows: editplus (pay software)
12:56 pm on Sept 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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.

Dave

 

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