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Looking for a WYSIWYG editor for PHP + HTML

Rex
Hello,

I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.

Any insights?

Thanks!

Rex

Sep 21 '07 #1
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"Rex" <re************@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hello,

I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.

Any insights?

Thanks!

not wysiwg, but...

winscp in conjunction with crimson editor. my winning combination anyway.
Sep 21 '07 #2
"Rex" <re************@gmail.comwrote in message
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>
I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.
Zend Studio does that for $99.
Sep 21 '07 #3
On 21 sep, 10:07, "Sanders Kaufman" <bu...@kaufman.netwrote:
"Rex" <rex.eastbou...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:11**********************@k79g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.

Zend Studio does that for $99.
You have a nice plugin for Eclipse: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/downloads/

Do you know Nvu/kompozer: http://www.kompozer.net/? Done by Mozilla's
foundation...

But, since I have tried Send Studio, I admit that it is the best IDE
I've worked with!

Sep 21 '07 #4

"Rex" <re************@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hello,

I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.

Any insights?

Thanks!

Rex
I use Dreamweaver as my editor and ftp client. The HTNL is WYSIWYG, and the
php is nicely color-coded. I don't see the need for a WYSIWYG for the php
part.

Shelly
Sep 21 '07 #5

"Rex" <re************@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@k79g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
Hello,

I am a PHP newbie looking for a PHP editor I can use with a WYSIWYG
interface for HTML (e.g. like Dreamweaver or Frontpage). I'm running
Vista. I am having installation problems with both Dreamweaver and
FCKEditor, so those two seem out of the question, even though they do
what I want. Basically, I'm looking to make changes mostly to the HTML
content of a PHP website, and want to do so in the easiest way
possible, preferably without having to manually FTP my files to and
from my computer.

Any insights?

Thanks!

Rex
While you are at it and beginning your PHP experience, consider the
structure that I finally adopted for myself. Any page I now write is
actually at least three files. The first file I call my template file. It
includes two other files. I goes something like this:

thePage.php:
-------------

<?php
session_start();
require("thePageProcess.php");
?>

<html>
......more lines down to where it gets specific to this page. This is the
general "look and feel".
<?php require("thePageInclude.php"); ?>
......more trailing stuff to finish up.
</html>

------------

The thePageInclude.php file has the rest of the html stuff (and might have
some embedded <?php ?pieces as well. All the submittal processing and the
iniitalization stuff is done in the thePageProcess.php file. This greatly
speeds up development of multiple pages for a site and having a common look
and feel. It also reduced the testing time for look and feel and
centralizes it for easier modification (less errors). I also like to break
down other areas with appropriate "require"s as needed. Specifically, I
like to put my constants and common functions in separate files so that I
need to change things in only one place.

I am currently studying aspx.net. I was surprised to learn that they do
exactly the same thing. The have what they call a master page file (my
thePage.php), a page file for specific page that has all the html kind of
stuff (my thePageInclude.php) and a code-behind file that handles all the
submittal stuff (my thePageProcess.php).

Proper organization and design at the beginning save a tremendous amount of
time later on.

Shelly
Sep 21 '07 #6
"panda31" <mm********@gmail.comwrote in message
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But, since I have tried Send Studio, I admit that it is the best IDE
I've worked with!
It should be - Zend calls themselves "The PHP Company" for a very good
reason.
Much of the PHP development was actually done by Zend.

Now, they've got this cool little utility called "Zend Core" to make sure
your production and development servers have all the software and
configurations they need to make sure apps work well.

If it wasn't for Zend - I'd still be stuck trying to develop MS stuff.
Sep 21 '07 #7
Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin

Sep 21 '07 #8
abhisek wrote:
Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin
Dreamwaver is very good for 'artistic' layout of HTML, but its useless
when you have to put PHP in there,

FWIW I use Smultron on the Mac, and ConTEXT on the PC for writing code in.

Both are smart editors that use highlights and color to emphasise the
elements of the language they think you are writing in, and both are free.

On Linux there is always bloody EMACS, which persists, like Sendmail,
because it has always been there..and people get suckered into it..
Sep 21 '07 #9

"The Natural Philosopher" <a@b.cwrote in message
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abhisek wrote:
>Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin
Dreamwaver is very good for 'artistic' layout of HTML, but its useless
when you have to put PHP in there,

FWIW I use Smultron on the Mac, and ConTEXT on the PC for writing code in.

Both are smart editors that use highlights and color to emphasise the
elements of the language they think you are writing in, and both are free.

On Linux there is always bloody EMACS, which persists, like Sendmail,
because it has always been there..and people get suckered into it..
Much be than vi !!!!
Sep 21 '07 #10

"Shelly" <sh************@asap-consult.comwrote in message
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>
"The Natural Philosopher" <a@b.cwrote in message
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>abhisek wrote:
>>Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin
Dreamwaver is very good for 'artistic' layout of HTML, but its useless
when you have to put PHP in there,

FWIW I use Smultron on the Mac, and ConTEXT on the PC for writing code
in.

Both are smart editors that use highlights and color to emphasise the
elements of the language they think you are writing in, and both are
free.

On Linux there is always bloody EMACS, which persists, like Sendmail,
because it has always been there..and people get suckered into it..

Much be than vi !!!!
sweet jesus! and do you notice what happens when you dare mention to a vi
professional when you suggest that, perhaps, it is antiquated as a
programming editor?
Sep 21 '07 #11

"Steve" <no****@example.comwrote in message
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"Shelly" <sh************@asap-consult.comwrote in message
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"The Natural Philosopher" <a@b.cwrote in message
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>>abhisek wrote:
Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin

Dreamwaver is very good for 'artistic' layout of HTML, but its useless
when you have to put PHP in there,

FWIW I use Smultron on the Mac, and ConTEXT on the PC for writing code
in.

Both are smart editors that use highlights and color to emphasise the
elements of the language they think you are writing in, and both are
free.

On Linux there is always bloody EMACS, which persists, like Sendmail,
because it has always been there..and people get suckered into it..

Much be than vi !!!!

sweet jesus! and do you notice what happens when you dare mention to a vi
professional when you suggest that, perhaps, it is antiquated as a
programming editor?
I meant to say "Much better than vi !!!!" vi sucks!

What is this "sweet jesus!" coming from YOU?

Shelly
Sep 21 '07 #12

"Shelly" <sh************@asap-consult.comwrote in message
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"Steve" <no****@example.comwrote in message
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"Shelly" <sh************@asap-consult.comwrote in message
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>>>
"The Natural Philosopher" <a@b.cwrote in message
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abhisek wrote:
Use notepad++. It's great. Also dreamweaver is a great app for codin
>
Dreamwaver is very good for 'artistic' layout of HTML, but its useless
when you have to put PHP in there,

FWIW I use Smultron on the Mac, and ConTEXT on the PC for writing code
in.

Both are smart editors that use highlights and color to emphasise the
elements of the language they think you are writing in, and both are
free.

On Linux there is always bloody EMACS, which persists, like Sendmail,
because it has always been there..and people get suckered into it..

Much be than vi !!!!

sweet jesus! and do you notice what happens when you dare mention to a vi
professional when you suggest that, perhaps, it is antiquated as a
programming editor?

I meant to say "Much better than vi !!!!" vi sucks!

What is this "sweet jesus!" coming from YOU?
lol. i had to stop myself in the other thread from going, 'OMG'. just notice
all the spots where i just left it at 'wow'.

;^)
Sep 21 '07 #13

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