I tried that one too, and zend and ultra edit and notepad2 and editplus, and in the end settled with Dreamweaver,
and one of the main reasons is the built in ftp, which i really use,, yes its a bit expensive, but i think its worth spending money
I used Dreamweaver a long time ago but this one has a FTP manager in it as well. I'm usually a notepad type of guy but I figured I might as well try something new. I think this will keep me more organized and work a little more quickly.
I use phpdesigner as well. Previously I used dreamweaver however I hated how bulky the program was and how long it took to load. The best part about phpdesigner is how it sorts all the php functions on the side for ease of moving around the code. Saves me a lot of time in the long run.
Yeah, I use PHPDesigner as well... I have Zend that I got for free - but I still hardly use it because it takes forever to load. I don't use Dreamweaver for PHP files because, as said before, it takes forever to load --- it's just too bulky for simple stuff. I do use it if I'm designing a site though!
but yeah PHPDesigner and Notepad is all I use as well :)
Features I requested on their site: eatures
- I need a way to upload a full project at a time rather than by files.
- Be able the web folder in order to use the loop back address so that the preview will actually execute code.
- Incorporate ALL major browsers in the the preview. Once you click preview have tabs at the top to preview in the other browsers installed on your PC. All you would have to do is allow users to set each browser's executable path.
- Better FTP support.
- MySQL Database management in a way. Along the lines of the way phpMyAdmin works but be in the program.
We use Zend studio inhouse, I must admit initaialy it was hard to switch from Dreamweaver as their code editor seemed cleaner but once I played around with the fonts/code colours I got it working pretty much the same.
I have php Design Profession 2007, very good program. I usually find myself using ConTEXT most of the time though. If I am working on a large file with many different functions and actions, I will switch over to pdp2007 to jump between things quickly. It really makes working with large files very convenient, plus you can use it to help pick out errors without skimming through line after line of code.