For those who hate WYSIWYG editors, like BaconTastesGood and me,
there’s Quanta for Linux, BSD and so on, or PHP Designer 2005 for Win32.
(Issues exist with WinXP 64 for the latter)
Syntax highlighting works like it should, toolbars cover a good set of
tags for (X)HTML, UTF-8 support is good. Multi-line tag blocks can also
be collapsed. Tags can be edited very easily with the attribute editor in
the sidepanel. Documentation for PHP, HTML and CSS is available inside
FTP support is very good, both upload and download. Setting up the
project had me a bit confuzzled, as you are able to work on the FTP
as a local directory. I feel safer keeping local files and uploading, though,
as I might also use Subversion for version control.
PHP Designer 2005:
Mainly geared at PHP users, but provides starting points for typing up
XHTML support is a bit weak, with some minor bugs. Its strength is the
Libraries panel, where you can select functions from a fairly extensive
list. Hop around the forums to look for the user-supplied patch to add
ADODB support to this list. Similar library lists also exist for HTML, CSS
and specific databases. UTF-8 support forthcoming.
FTP support is pretty simplistic. Pretty much the only complaint users
have about the state of the program.
Both products are stable quality products, and worth using if you’re willing
to learn the actual markup/code. Why wouldn’t you? ;)