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First off, On iPage.com they try to upsell you to premium service? Thanks in advance for any response. Another quick question... Howdy all,.

I have decided to do my own online thing, and as such got oscommerce to be my site/cart. I am completly new at ALL of this (mysql,php,oscommerce, etc), I have done some programs like paintshop/photoshop, ws-ftp, frontpage, access but I would like to get your enlighted view on this:.

What are they best programs to use for all of this (ftp, mysql, php, oscommerce editing, graphics, file comparison/merger, etc) that are user friendly, and free?.

I know this is a very open question, but I feel that your advice and insight would help greatly. I want to start with a blank slate, and learn all I can (so expect more questions.

).

Thank you for your ideas, and advice, as well as your knowledge of oscommerce!.

Doug.

This post has been edited by.

RavenWulf.

: 05 May 2004, 07:53..

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

If you can get your hands on it, try Dreamweaver MX. It has EVERYTHING!!! I would have Dreamweaver's children if I could.... Dreamweaver for building a iPage site and interface with your databases, FTP and testing server capabilities. The package also has Fireworks in it. It's just like Phototshop, then theirs Freehand which is just like Illistrator, and of course Flash and everyone know what that bad boy does. What a WICKED package it is...

It's just a nobody who had a chance to copy a friends MX disk and have used it everyday since I got it. If you want a ISO, just hit my iPage site and I'll see what I can do or just download the trial from their site............~VH~..

Comment #2

I have to agree with the post about Dreamweaver, although you will need to be cautious about added code that Dreamweaver inputs. I on the other hand have been using the following combinations of products that work quite well for anything I need to accomplish..

Code work: Ultra Edit.

HTML Design: Dreamweaver and Ultra Edit.

Imagery: Photoshop CS, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand, After Effects, SWish, ULead 3D.

FTP: WS_FTP Pro (Runs 39.00 for activation Key).

MS Word: For text editing and Spell Checking.

This is really all you need to make a go at it. All of these programs can be found for download and easily obtainable cracks are out there if your really cheap..

Good Luck..

JM..

Comment #3

OMG! I wish I could go back and edit that. Please disreguard that last statement in the previous post! I would not do that, your abousoutly right. I'm sorry I put that, please forgive me. I just LOVE that program and want others to use it so there is more things made by/for it so everyone can learn more, and they sould always use the trials the iPage site has avaiable for free and download on www.macromedia.com.

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Barking Cat.

: 09 May 2004, 09:40..

Comment #4

Thanks for the input..

I have a friend that just game me Dreamweaver MX 2004. I had no idea that it did so much..

What is the "extra" code that dreamweaver put in? is this bad?.

Doug..

Comment #5

Dreamweaver is a gooey interface that allows non experianced web designers and experianced for that matter. Dreamweaver supplies the end user with a tool to make easy work of uploading files in folders via links from a page as well as individual uploads. In doing this, Dreamweaver takes it upon themselves to create relative links based on your folder structure on your computer. Somtimes you will see your drive for instance, C://macharddrive/yoursite/images/image.jpg which is simply a link from your current path on your computer. This is easily fixed however can be frustrating when you are talking about looking through code to find the broken images in a page, or in this case tep_ref files, configs, include files, boxes etc. etc..

OSCommerce is semi complex in a structure arena that you can get somewhat lost in the process of making subtle changes. Which down the road can effect a page or iPage site completely in a negative way. Take for instance when I changed a box to include a header image that I had designed and I brought it up in dreamweaver. Dreamweaver saw extra tags that are crucial to OSCommerce formatting the page on the left allowing the center pages to format. I was lost until I searched through countless posts to find out that I needed to re-add the <td><tr> tags that Dreamweaver had removed..

Dreamweaver is a great program, I however would only use it for viewing pages not editing them, use an HTML editor like ultraedit or even note pad..

Good Luck..

JM..

Comment #6

Howdy all,.

I have decided to do my own online thing, and as such got oscommerce to be my site/cart. I am completly new at ALL of this (mysql,php,oscommerce, etc), I have done some programs like paintshop/photoshop, ws-ftp, frontpage, access but I would like to get your enlighted view on this:.

What are they best programs to use for all of this (ftp, mysql, php, oscommerce editing, graphics, file comparison/merger, etc) that are user friendly, and free?.

I know this is a very open question, but I feel that your advice and insight would help greatly. I want to start with a blank slate, and learn all I can (so expect more questions.

).

Thank you for your ideas, and advice, as well as your knowledge of oscommerce!.

Doug.

This post has been edited by.

RavenWulf.

: 05 May 2004, 07:53..

Comment #7

The only programs you should need are.

Beyond compare (www.scootersoftware.com).

Notepad or a PHP editor such as Maguma (www.maguma.com).

FTP can be done using filezilla or WS_FTP..

There is only 1 real choice for PHP and MySQL..

Comment #8


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.