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Useful Tools For Working With Zen Cart®

Descriptions of these tools can be found at the individual web sites


Hash Validation Tools


PHP, HTML and Text Editors

Freeware

Commercial


CSS Debuggers

  • Firebug **RECOMMENDED** - Is the most popular useful tool for working out CSS and Ajax/Javascript problems on your site.
  • Firefox with the Web Developer Extension
  • Chrome Developer Tools (built-in to Google Chrome browser)
  • The latest versions of the more popular browsers also have built-in "Inspect Element" functionality, which can significantly aid in troubleshooting.


CSS Editors

Freeware

  • See Firebug and the Web Developer Extension in the CSS Debuggers section above for the best tools available!
  • or Chrome Developer Tools (built in to Google Chrome browser)
  • CSS Tab Designer (only for building CSS tabs)

Commercial


Text-Search Tools

Freeware

Commercial


Graphics Editors

Freeware

Commercial


Screenshot Tools

Freeware

Commercial


Color Pickers

Freeware

Commercial


File Comparison Utility

Freeware

Commercial

FTP Tools

Freeware

Commercial


We often find folks reporting in the support forum that they have had problems with corrupted uploads or incomplete uploads due to timeouts which have occurred while using SmartFTP and CuteFTP. Thus, we recommend against using those products.

BETTER CHOICES: Usually WinSCP and FileZilla are found to have no such difficulties whatsoever.


File Archiver/Zip/Unzip Utility

Freeware

Commercial


Browser Addons/Utilities

Freeware


Validators

Freeware


Database Manipulation Tools

Freeware

Commercial


Local Web Server for Development Environment

Freeware


Other things

Freeware


External Resources/Tutorials


Personal tools