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    open source web development tools

    Can anyone recommend me any web development tools that are free or open source. I'm looking to start doing a few websites using PHP and MySql and probably HTML and XML too. But i can't find any decent tools to make a start and i don't fancy getting a dodgy copy of dreamweaver. If there are no suitable tools available what do people recommend for starting to script in the above languages.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    i like to use MySQL Front for the database - saves some coding and can simplify coding the database, saved my ass many times at uni - nice little program and of course its free
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    I use Max's HTML beauty. It's as what it says on the box

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    If you consider installing a linux distro on your system, there are quite a number of IDE's for developing PHP apps/websites.
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    Think I'm looking for the same thing really. I'd like a free dreamweaver replacement for windows, but I think it's unlikley there'd be a decent one about.

    I just had a quick look at max's HTML beauty, but that doesn't seem to have a WYSIWYG feature (unless I just missed it ).

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    there's nvu

    or OOo's html output isn't bad (though it's not great, and the best bit of dreamweaver is the combined wysiwyg-code view)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    doesn't seem to have a WYSIWYG feature (unless I just missed it ).
    Well considering that the whole application is WYSIWYG then you must be completely blind

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    As directhex said, there's NVU. Just like Firefox is (a fork of) the browser component from the Mozilla Suite, NVU is (a fork of) the composer component from the Mozilla Suite.

    You could also try Seamonkey itself, although NVU is probably a better bet at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kezzer
    Well considering that the whole application is WYSIWYG then you must be completely blind
    You might be right. I'm seeing this:

    http://www.htmlbeauty.com/images/screenshot.png

    I'm wanting something so I can edit it, like it see it in a browser.

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    HTML-Kit, gives you a code view and inapp previews. IMO youre better of learning to do it from mark up anyway.

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