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* [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/NotePadXP.shtml NotePadXP]
 
* [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/NotePadXP.shtml NotePadXP]
 
* [http://www.phpeditor.kit.net/ PHP Editor]
 
* [http://www.phpeditor.kit.net/ PHP Editor]
* [http://www.download.com/Win32Pad/3000-2351_4-10421870.html Win32Pad]
 
 
* [http://www.pspad.com/ PSPad]
 
* [http://www.pspad.com/ PSPad]
 
* [http://www.nvu.com Nvu] (allows GUI design of HTML)
 
* [http://www.nvu.com Nvu] (allows GUI design of HTML)
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=== Commercial ===
 
=== Commercial ===
 
* [http://www.sublimetext.com Sublime Text] (Windows, Mac, Linux) '''**RECOMMENDED**''' deemed by many to be the best!!!!!!
 
* [http://www.sublimetext.com Sublime Text] (Windows, Mac, Linux) '''**RECOMMENDED**''' deemed by many to be the best!!!!!!
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* [http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/ PhpStorm] (Windows, Mac, Linux) '''Full-featured IDE'''
 
* [http://bbedit.com/products/bbedit/ BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://bbedit.com/products/bbedit/ BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://macromates.com/ TextMate] (Mac)
 
* [http://macromates.com/ TextMate] (Mac)
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=== Commercial ===
 
=== Commercial ===
* [http://scootersoftware.com/ Beyond Compare] (Windows and Linux) ** Offers 3-way comparisons! **
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* [http://www.scootersoftware.com/features.php Beyond Compare] (Windows and Mac and Linux) ** Offers 3-way comparisons! **
 
* [http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com Kaleidoscope] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com Kaleidoscope] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.araxis.com/merge-overview.html Araxis Merge] (Windows, Mac) ** Offers 3-way comparisons **
 
* [http://www.araxis.com/merge-overview.html Araxis Merge] (Windows, Mac) ** Offers 3-way comparisons **
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* [http://www.panic.com/transmit/ Transmit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.panic.com/transmit/ Transmit] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.binarynights.com/ Forklift] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.binarynights.com/ Forklift] (Mac)
* [http://www.ipswitchft.com/ WS_FTP Pro] (Windows)
 
 
* [http://bbedit.com/products/bbedit/ BBEdit] (Mac)
 
* [http://bbedit.com/products/bbedit/ BBEdit] (Mac)
  
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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.  
 
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 [http://winscp.net/eng/index.php WinSCP] and [http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla FileZilla] are found to have no such difficulties whatsoever.
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BETTER CHOICES: Usually [http://winscp.net/ WinSCP] and [http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla FileZilla] and [http://www.panic.com/transmit/ Transmit] are found to have no such difficulties whatsoever.
  
  
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== Browser Addons/Utilities ==
 
== Browser Addons/Utilities ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
=== Freeware ===
* [http://www.joehewitt.com/software/firebug/ FireBug] (Add-On for FireFox)
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* [http://getfirebug.com/ FireBug] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://karmatics.com/aardvark/ Aardvark] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://karmatics.com/aardvark/ Aardvark] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://bbcodextra.extenzilla.org/ BBCodeXtra] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://bbcodextra.extenzilla.org/ BBCodeXtra] (Add-On for FireFox)
* [http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/colt/ CoLT] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
 
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2104/ CSSViewer] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2104/ CSSViewer] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tidy HTML Tidy] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tidy HTML Tidy] (Add-On for FireFox)
* [http://www.openqa.org/selenium-ide/ Selenium IDE] (Add-On for FireFox)
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* [http://www.openqa.org/selenium-ide/ Selenium IDE for automated browser testing] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1760/ SourceEditor] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1760/ SourceEditor] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://jennifermadden.com/scripts/ViewRenderedSource.html View Source Chart] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
* [http://jennifermadden.com/scripts/ViewRenderedSource.html View Source Chart] (Add-On for FireFox)
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/ Web Developer] (Add-On for FireFox)
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/ Web Developer] (Add-On for FireFox)
* [http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2076/ JSView] (Add-On for FireFox)
 
 
* [http://www.laszlo.com.pl/webdev/ Safari WebDevAdditions]
 
* [http://www.laszlo.com.pl/webdev/ Safari WebDevAdditions]
  
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== Local Web Server for Development Environment ==
 
== Local Web Server for Development Environment ==
 
=== Freeware ===
 
=== Freeware ===
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* [https://github.com/zencart/habitat Habitat VM for Vagrant and VirtualBox] (Linux, Mac, Windows)
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/ XAMPP] (Windows, Mac)
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/ XAMPP] (Windows, Mac)
 
* [http://www.mamp.info/ MAMP] (Mac)
 
* [http://www.mamp.info/ MAMP] (Mac)

Revision as of 13:15, 3 September 2014

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 and Transmit 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