PHP Designer is a professional coding tool that comprises dedicated features for editing, debugging, analyzing and publishing PHP scripts.
And although the term “professional” may scare away beginners, it's probably worth mentioning that PHP Designer has been developed as a tool addressed to rookies and experienced users alike.
With support for PHP 4 and PHP 5+, the application boasts a powerful syntax highlighter that works not only with PHP, but also with JavaScrip, Perl, Python, Ruby, Smarty, SQL, HTML and XHTML, Java and C#.
The amount of features is absolutely impressive and includes a fully customizable editor with special characters and drag and drop support, advanced export tools to LaTeX, RTF and HTML, auto completion and correction, bracket highlighting, search and print.
PHP Designer sports plenty of customization options and this is probably the main thing that makes it a bit more appropriate for beginners. While the interface may seem a bit clumsy at the first glance, PHP Designer hides numerous customization options, including eight different themes and a layout manager.
Additionally, it lets you set up toolbars and tool panels, but also enable transparency and menu animation, thus helping you turn PHP Designer into a more user-friendly and straight-forward app.
Of course, it takes days to discover all features bundled into PHP Designer, but one thing's for sure: this is one of the most advanced applications of its kind. It gets along quite well with every Windows version on the market, it doesn't affect computer performance at all and, what's more, it offers one of the most robust sets of features at this moment.