Now that I use PHP5, HTML5 and CSS3 I have found that the syntax checker in my version of Dreamweaver doesn’t cater for the the new syntax. An upgrade to the latest version was eye wateringly expensive! So I hunted around for a replacement tool. I trialled JetBrains PhpStorm for a month and have now actually paid a full license fee for it. It is a lightweight Interactive Development Environment (IDE) and does everything an more that Dreamweaver did for me. Having said that, it’s not perfect – it has flagged some valid CSS3 syntax as an error – but I have reported this to them.
- Lightweight IDE
- Intelligent PHP editor
- HTML/CSS editor
- Smart Environment with VCS support and FTP remote file sync.
- Visual Debugging
I recommend it – for more information go to JetBrains.