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== Useful Tools For Working With Zen Cart™ ==
 
Descriptions of these tools can be found at the individual web sites
 
  
 
== PHP, HTML and Text Editors ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/ Arachnophillia] (allows GUI design of HTML)
 
* [http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ Crimson Editor]
 
* [http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm Notepad++]
 
* [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/NotePadXP.shtml NotePadXP]
 
* [http://www.nvu.com/download.php Nvu] (allows GUI design of HTML)
 
* [http://www.phpeditor.kit.net/ PHP Editor]
 
* [http://www.download.com/Win32Pad/3000-2351_4-10421870.html Win32Pad]
 
* [http://www.pspad.com/ PSPad]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/bbedit.html BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/ Dreamweaver] (allows GUI design of HTML)
 
* [http://macromates.com/ TextMate]
 
* [http://www.textpad.com/products/textpad/index.html TextPad]
 
* [http://www.namo.com/ Namo WebEditor]
 
 
== CSS Debuggers ==
 
* [http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Firefox] with the [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/ Web Developer Extension]
 
 
 
== CSS Editors ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.highdots.com/css-list/ CSS Tab Designer]  (only for building CSS tabs)
 
* [http://www.newsgator.com/NGOLProduct.aspx?ProdId=TopStyle&ProdView=lite TopStyle Lite] (Ideal for editing CSS files in general)
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/bbedit.html BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.textpad.com/products/textpad/index.html TextPad]
 
* [http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Web_Authoring/HTML_Editors__Q-Z_/TopStyle_Pro.html TopStyle Pro]
 
 
 
== Text-Search Tools ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ Crimson Editor]
 
* [http://www.downloadjunction.com/product/store/10425/index.html HandyFile v1.2]
 
* [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/NotePadXP.shtml NotePadXP]
 
* [http://www.pspad.com/ PSPad]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/bbedit.html BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.funduc.com/search_replace.htm Funduc]
 
* [http://www.silveragesoftware.com/hffr.html HandyFile]
 
* [http://macromates.com/ TextMate]
 
 
 
== Graphics Editors ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.gimp.org/ GIMP]
 
* [http://www.irfanview.com/ IrfanView]
 
* [http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PhotoPlus/default.asp Photo Plus]
 
* [http://www.photofiltre.com/ Photofiltre]
 
* [http://www.photomeister.com/ Photomeister]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=CorelCom/Layout&c=Product_C1&cid=1152105040706&lc=en Corel Paint Shop Pro]
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/ Illustrator]
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/ Photoshop]
 
* [http://xat.com/io/index.html XAT.com]
 
 
 
== Screenshot Tools ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~ogihara/software/OSX/icom-eng.html IcoMaker]
 
* [http://www.irfanview.com/ IrfanView]
 
* [http://www.freemacware.com/pixen/ Pixen]
 
* [http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/?prnscr PrintScreen]
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1146/ Screen grab!] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2703/ Snapper] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/fireworks/ Fireworks]
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/flashpro/ Flash]
 
* [http://www.tucows.com/preview/210290 Snapz Pro X]
 
 
 
== Color Pickers ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.iosart.com/firefox/colorzilla/ ColorZilla] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.versoworks.com/vw/?p=viewvista Vista]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.download.com/Color-Schemer-Studio/3000-2068_4-10395784.html Color Schemer Studio]
 
 
 
== File Comparison Utility ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://winmerge.org/ WinMerge]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/bbedit.html BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://scootersoftware.com/ Beyond Compare]
 
 
 
== FTP Tools ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.download.com/AceFTP/3000-2160_4-10073376.html AceFTP]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla FileZilla]
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/search.php?q=FireFTP&app=firefox FireFTP] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.download.com/FlashFXP/3000-2160_4-10393522.html FlashFXP]
 
* [http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6771 Transmit]
 
* [http://www.download.com/3000-2160-10018456.html WS_FTP LE]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/bbedit.html BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/ WS_FTP Pro]
 
* [http://zend-studio-professional.en.softonic.com/ie/45987 Zend Studio]
 
 
 
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. Usually [http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla FileZilla] and WS_FTP ([http://www.download.com/3000-2160-10018456.html Freeware] and [http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/ Commercial]) are found to have no difficulties whatsoever.
 
 
 
== File Archiver/Zip Utility ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-Zip]
 
* [http://www.izarc.org/download.html IZArc]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.rarlab.com/ WinRAR]
 
* [http://www.winzip.com/ WinZip]
 
 
 
== Browser Addon's/Utilities ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://karmatics.com/aardvark/ Aardvark] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://bbcodextra.extenzilla.org/ BBCodeXtra] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/colt/ CoLT] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2104/ CSSViewer] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.joehewitt.com/software/firebug/ FireBug] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ FireFox] (Browser)
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tidy HTML Tidy] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx Internet Explorer] (Browser) with dev tools
 
* [http://www.laszlo.com.pl/webdev/ Safari WebDevAdditions]
 
* [http://www.openqa.org/selenium-ide/ Selenium IDE] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1760/ SourceEditor] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://jennifermadden.com/scripts/ViewRenderedSource.html View Source Chart] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/ Web Developer] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1449/ Xinha Here!] (Add-on HTML editor for FireFox to edit text areas) Can be used to edit EZ-pages and define pages instead of using an editor that is part of the Zen-Cart installation.
 
 
== Validators ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ CSS Validation Service]
 
* [http://validator.w3.org/ W3C Markup Validation Service]
 
 
 
==Database Manipulation Tools==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php phpMyAdmin]
 
* [http://sqlyog.com SQLyog]
 
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://sqlyog.com SQLyog]
 
 
 
== Local Web Server for Development Environment ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/apache2triad/ Apache2Triad]
 
* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/quickeasyphp/easyphp1-8_setup.exe?download EasyPHP1-8]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/ XAMPP]
 
 
 
== Other things ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2076/ JSView] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Wink - a Tutorial and Presentation creation software for windows]
 
 
 
== External Resources/Tutorials ==
 
* [http://www.mysql.com/ MySQL]
 
* [http://php.net/ php.net]
 
* [http://www.sitepoint.com/ SitePoint.com]
 
* [http://www.tizag.com/cssT/ Tizag.com]
 
* [http://www.w3schools.com/ W3 Schools]
 
* [http://www.eukhost.com/support/zencart.php Zen Cart Tutorials]
 
* [http://www.cleancss.com/ Clean CSS] Online tool to optimize your stylesheet
 
* [http://cdburnerxp.se/cssparse/css_optimiser.php  CSS Formatter and Optimiser] Online tool to optimize your stylesheet
 
* See: [[CSS_Resources|CSS Resources]]
 

Revision as of 00:35, 5 December 2007