I want to develop a website from scratch: New to web development and have basics of PHP, HTML, CSS, MYSQL.

Can anyone suggest me a best and easy tool (freeware) for website design - Specially who will automatically take care of CSS/HTML part.

I can run the code there also? Is eclipse ok?

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I started out with CodeLobster PHP, which is free, slightly basic, but gets the job done.

Then as started to mix C++ development with PHP, I switched to NetBeans and was happy with it for years.

I recently changed to PHPstorm the community edition and find that I prefer that over NetBeans.

YMMV. All that I can say is that I have tried all 3 of these & found them to be good.

  • Please come back later and post telling us which one you chose and why, as that could help others in future.
    – Mawg
    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:25

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