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mediacrea
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Hi,

I’ve open a group http://www.magentocommerce.com/group/view/233/magento-development-tools

the goal is to share experience on installing a development environment with eclipse PDT or zen studio or dreamweaver or other for having some design editor tools.

I would like to know if there’s a way to have autocompletion on eclipse for editing the xml layout (don’t know what are the action method and block type avaiable)

with it we can create a dreamweaver extension for non programmers.

It will be better to have an xml editor integrated in magento for designing the xml layout. Like the tools used in an other project called limesurvey where we can custom the design inline: http://www.limesurvey.org

 
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I’ve create a new wiki about using firefox and some tools to help for designing template for magento. You will find it here :

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/groups/233/firefox_web_tools

 
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ShintoRacing
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im at a lose of how to edit my layout, and design etc. at a total loss…

if only you could edit as like in wix.com with ease.... or using an external program where you can it all with a mouse.....and import in..

Or maybe you can.. if this is the case please help!!

thnx guys!

 
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For troubleshooting, Google Chrome has a lot of development tools already built in.

Want to know most of the information Firebug tells you but don’t want the Firefox overhead?

Right Click on any element and select “Inspect Element” from the context menu. You can real time edit Style Sheet entries and HTML code to attack any display issue in real time. Don’t like it, reload and try again. When you get it right, then edit your CSS and php templates to output the proper HTML and Styles.

As to editing templates and layouts for Magento, There is no Point’n Click ™. Layouts control what blocks will be displayed, Templates control what’s in the blocks you’ll be displaying. The rest is learning PHP coding built on a Zend Framework. It requires self-education and experimentation in PHP programming skills. Programming environments like Eclipse can help, though you can get by with a programmer’s editor like TextPad set up for php code highlighting in .php and .phtml

 
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