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php/css editors? (38 posts)

  1. idowens
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm curious as to what program everyone uses to edit their php and css files. I was using Window's 'Wordpad' for the longest (as it handles formatting better than Notepad) but recently I've been trying EditPad (www.editpadlite.com) which I really like because its powerful and simplistic. I've also tested Crimson Editor (www.crimsoneditor.com) which is nice because it has a built in FTP plug which will connet to your server to DL the lastest files, and reupload them after you save...Crimson editor tends to be a bit bloated for normal purposes though and i've reverted back to EditPadLite. The only positive about C.E. is that you can turn on Line Numbers (which is helpful for finding errors quickly). EditPadLite does have a 'goto line #' command though, which takes a second longer but has the same outcome....How about you?

  2. lbessant

    Posted 9 years ago #

    For text editing, I like Textpad. Handles multiple files, and has loads of add-ons to extend its functionality.
    Free trial, worth a look....

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    pspad
    notepad++
    and there's a 'php editor' thread around here with about 50 posts to it.

  4. snakerboy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CSS it has to be TopStyle.

  5. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For PHP, I use Maguma and PHPEdit... for CSS goo old '"Visual" Notepad works form me....
    Tg

  6. chroniker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I too use EditPad Lite and you can turn on line numbering, physical or visible. If I understand correctly, EditPad Pro uses color coding.

  7. nostabo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The most 'Open' and most compatible multi-platformed editor is without a doubt jEdit. It is Java based so you can run it on any system that can use Java. I use it on Linux and Windoze (on that rare occassion when I must uses Windoze).
    It has line numbering, syntax highlighting (PHP, CSS, HTML, etc. more than 130 file types), spell chceking (sp) and all of the features that you need to code in multiple languages.
    And, of course if is Free, just like WP, and we all like to support Free/OpenSource software, don't we?
    http://www.jedit.org/index.php?page=features

  8. Ringo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CSSED, Bluefish for PHP

  9. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    TopStyle Pro for html and css, phpedit for php, and either notepad2 or wordpad for on the fly stuff when in WS FTP-Pro.

  10. aetherFox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ConTEXT and Dreamweaver

  11. idbehold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use Notepad, you know, the one on windows. Perfect validation every time, it works like magic.

  12. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Maguma here, like the save to ftp/load from ftp also Rapid PHP

  13. sleep
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    BBEdit for Everything but the pictures.

  14. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've taken to using PSPad, which can be integrated with TopsTyle, very cool indeed.

    Tg

  15. Mark McKibben
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Under Linux (with a GUI): Kate, Bluefish or Quanta Plus (depending on how much work I need to do and what sort of mood I'm in).
    Under Linux (command-line only): JOE
    Under Windows: Windows Notepad, UltraEdit, syn Text Editor
    On a Mac: I don't have one (yet) but I've heard very good things about BBEdit

  16. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm still pretty new to all this, but for mac, I've been using http://tacosw.com/htmledit/ Taco as mentioned, it's free, and handles everything I need plus some.

    I looked at text wrangler, and the like, just had too much going on for what the level I'm at.

  17. eridan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nano, all you need.

  18. kensav
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no one using Homesite?

  19. m4c3w4n
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for the CSSED recommendation, I'd never heard of it before today

  20. shep
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    pspad

  21. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use HTML-Kit for everything, although I'm keen on trying Jedit because I saw its ability to search within a number of files at once. If there's a way to do that with H-Kit, I haven't figured it out. I'd install it just for that purpose.

  22. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use Taco, too. Great little program. If I need more power, I go back to Alpha with the html module.

    http://www.kelehers.org/alpha/

  23. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've got to throw my two cents in. I use TopStyle Pro (http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle) for live CSS editing; but I prefer the now defunct Evrsoft 1st Page 2000 (http://www.evrsoft.com) for straight HTML editing. I've been using it ever since I started making web pages and old habits die hard! I went out and bought Macromedia Studio MX with my Christmas bonus last year and just never have learned to use it.

  24. zack56
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PSPad here, but I'm going to try out:
    PHPDesigner
    PHPSurveyor
    Eclipse (With the PHP plugin)
    Textpad

  25. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PHP designer is a no/NO for me as there is no support for save to ftp or load from ftp which IMHO renders it a useless program!

    Just taking a quick look at PSpad and it looks like I may like this well, @techGnome what do you like about it better than Maguma, other than it seems streamlined/light in program size?

  26. zack56
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't like FTP in programs, except for when I use an FTP program...

  27. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @zack56, your site is still down for me as I checked your profile right now, it should have re-propagated by now I would think.

    When working on the fly, I like the ability to save to ftp, a lot less hassle but also use stand alone ftp programs

  28. zack56
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah, good point. I think I should probably be doing something like that...

  29. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone using PSPad have the problem where when you paste, the cursor jumps up a line or two so you have to move it back to delete or continue typing?

    I hate the sentence wrap thing, which tends to be indiscriminate on when it wraps and when it doesn't, so I'm using the shortcut keys all the time to force it to wrap and unwrap.

    I'm having some other bugs, too, and I was wondering if this is normal or I have a screwy version. It's the latest, I think. It's a slick text editor, and if it weren't for the horrid editing jumping around stuff, I'd really be a fan.

  30. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah that is kinda annoying, I really like Maguma Studio better but is heavy to load, but pspad does show nice potential but I have only had it less than a day, the fact though that I have used it longer than 5 minutes says something though.

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