phpDesigner is pretty good, full ftp support for editing directly on the server.
It also has live error checking of code because it runs php in the background. Pretty good for incase you mis a semi-colon on the end of a line.
Shame you have to pay for the newest version though, I think the older version is free.
I also use notepad++, and love it. I’m thinking about trying Aptana and Eclipse in future, but right now npp is meeting all my needs wonderfully. If you do decide to go with it, then be sure to look into the plugins. There are a ton, and they can be really helpful!
Based on suggestions received here, I’ve been using notepad++ for writing php, html and css. There is one thing I wanted to ask to anybody who can help –
Hitting the shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+Q in a .php file opened in notepad++ always comments out the selected code in this style.
/* code here */
The above style is applied by the notepad++ even if I hit the shortcut key in html codes which are outside < ?php ?>. Is there a way by which I can comment out the html code using a shortcut key in the html style in the .php file.
It have all possibilities like requiring payment IDE, but it really smaller and faster.
It have pleasant interface and plugins for all most popular frameworks.
Especially i like CSS inspector which shows all styles belonging to
selected element which can be edited at once in proper CSS file.