PHP Designer 2005

PHP Designer 2005

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 122 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    531,414
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 07, 2005
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star 92
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
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3 stars

"Great software with a few quirks."

August 19, 2005  |  By sumwatt

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

PHP Designer 2005 enters into a market where there is plenty of competition. Yes, PHP Designer 2005 is free but it will be compared as an IDE against other IDEs in the field. I define an editor as a basic syntax highlighting editor with a few other features while an IDE attempts to fill out everything you need within the development process. Yes, it does bill itself as a PHP editor; the feature set puts it above the class of a general editor and more in the range of a true IDE. While there are no features that set it apart from competitors, it is a solid application that will suit the needs of most developers despite a few quirks.

The user interface is flexible and adaptable to suit your needs. PHP Designer 2005 comes complete with 18 skins and all of the customizability you could expect. I tend to dive straight for adjusting fonts and a whole host of tweaks. Other nice features include double-click insertion of library functions, a user defined snippet vault, a project manager, debugging features and a localhost preview. Developers who have tried many of the other PHP IDEs will be comfortable using PHP Designer 2005.

Cons

On the downside comes a few bugs that render the program lacking in some areas. The localhost preview is buggy and does not work as of this writing. Another bug in the user defined templates only produces blank pages. As I said before, there is nothing that sets this editor/IDE out above the rest of the pack and that is a shame. When I am looking for an IDE, I appreciate the little things such as built-in FTP management and CVS management which PHP Designer does not have. I have high expectations of future releases as the core software appears to be stable and well thought-out. While it is free and will suit the needs of the general developer, power developers may want to wait until a less-buggy release hits the download pages. If you are a beginner or a novice, you will find many of the feature helpful and the interface very intuitive with almost no learning curve.

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5 stars

"Great aid in web programming!"

August 20, 2006  |  By viperz70

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

SYNTAX

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4 stars

"great IDE for PHP development"

August 19, 2006  |  By joseph.smith

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

* full PHP functions list ordered in a neat tree view in the side bar

* store your own code snippets, again organized as a nice tree

* special characters and formatted date time

* syntax highlighting for PHP/VB/Java/C#

and *SQL* highlghting for **each database**(!!) like MySQL/ Ingres/ Oracle/ MSSQL.

* buttons for every HTML and PHP tag so you dont have to fight to remember syntax.

* internal preview if web server is set up

* Configurable tools - which means, in effect you can make it an IDE if you use batch files properly

* integrated PHP F1 help - shows the page from the manual directly!

* Still some more which I have not yet looked.

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3 stars

"Good, but confusing"

August 08, 2006  |  By -bilal92-

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

I like this cause, yes it would be good as a design set, for php, html css, xhtml and w/e. It works fine and no flaws or bugs in it.

Cons

Its confusing to use. So you'd want to get the hang of this first.

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4 stars

"Clear, easy to use, handles many page types, not just PHP."

August 05, 2006  |  By owentech

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

Clear, easy to use, handles many page types, not just PHP. Customisable colour coding for different file types. And it's free!

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4 stars

"Most resourcefull PHP editor available in the market"

July 13, 2006  |  By d_frozen

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

PHP, HTML, XHTML, CSS, and SQL and code debugger all in one place, just what a developer needs. Aside from that there is A FTP manager, project manager, file manager, To-Do manager, code templates, snippet support, File format, export possibility to LaTex, HTML, and RTF. Every resource needed to make a successful web building. No paid program yet offered this much resources.

Cons

Not intended for novice. Help file, interface isn’t targeted to supply enough info for a new developer. It’s best for those who already well introduce with the PHP & other scripting. Except for this lacking, this is a rocking editor. Hey even mighty Microsoft have lots of flaws in there programs.

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5 stars

"VS.NET for PHP"

July 11, 2006  |  By reagan32

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

Great PHP editor. I use it in combination with NetDrive for direct FTP editing. It also has built-in FTP support.

Cons

The interface is a bit slow when resizing.

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5 stars

"perfect"

July 07, 2006  |  By enesacar

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

everything is perfect

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5 stars

"the BEST php IDE, but -"

June 29, 2006  |  By duleBre

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

everything is AWESOME!! no backsteps!

Cons

it NEEDS to have a CODE FOLDING option. without it - only 300-400 lines of PHP code is a MESS. please please please - add a CODE FOLDING option, and i'll donate, totallY! :D

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5 stars

"The designer front end is easy to follow"

June 23, 2006  |  By bgcolbe

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

PHP Designer

Visual Studio

QT Designer

all the interfaces laid out the same,

shortens learning curve. Very nice

Cons

Have not found any as of yet

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4 stars

"Extension for Web Design , Programmings all in one"

June 13, 2006  |  By djsloves

 |  Version: PHP Designer 2005 3.6

Pros

With good design skills, programming such as PHP , CSS, ASP , JSP , MySQL servers are really good for Increase the Self value as web Designer ,Developer and programmer from both incomes and knowledges , this tools open the door easily for professionals commerical Design into more user friendly interface and structures

Cons

nothing complain about this lovely program at this moment

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General
Publisher MPSoftware
Publisher web site http://www.mpsoftware.dk
Release Date February 07, 2005
Date Added February 07, 2005
Version 3.6
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 24.84MB
File Name phpdesigner_8_1_2_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 531,414
Downloads Last Week 116
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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