WYSIWYG editors were great when I was in my programming infancy. But having Dreamweaver drop a hindering PHP icon into the visual editor was just that, a hindrance. It served no other purpose in my opinion. If I'm doing HTML, the best way to view it, in my opinion, although not real-time like Dreamweaver, is hitting F5 in your web browser
Which brings me to a question, which browser engine does Dreamweaver use for its rendering engine? Internet Explorer's?
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out.
I Use for the moast Adobe Dreamweaver CS 3 with Code veiw only!!! and i really like the help tips when im writing in a function thats pops up and gives me the order in wich to input things into a function.
Secondly i like the CSS tools in Dreamweaver because i have problems remembering certain things, wich is a part of my handicap.
But im trying out Notepad++ on my development server at home for a new project im working on and it´s seems to be a very nice editor as well.
But i will certenly end up puting in a FTP server on the developer machine and then just use Dreamweaver from my main computer to edit pages and then FTP them to the server. :D
p.s: Good old HomeSite still rocks in my opinion, i used that before Dreamweaver.
Of course the whole point of a doomsday machine, would have been lost if you keep it a secret.
For CSS/JS/HTML, I would definitly go with Dreaweaver, because it's got alot of helping tools. And I found it very useful when creating a table in HTML, to switch into design view, and insert a table visually, instead of coding one..
But, for PHP, I would go with PHPDesigner Pro. Best program ever..