We are planning on launching a new site using the Professional edition in a few months.
Right now I have developers working with the free community edition to get the template and graphics layout the way we need.
So far the work is only with the templates / themes / html / css etc, I have requested no modifications to any code or files which may be lost during a Magento upgrade, this is important to us.
My first question is will all their work be compatible with the upgrade to the Professional edition and are there any special development considerations required for the Professional edition.
IE: Should I purchase the Pro edition now and get them developing on that? I don’t mind spending the extra $250 per month if there is good reason but if the development on the community edition will be compatible it’s a bit of a waste.
I will also need a few plugins and I have noted that most plugins are for either the community or enterprise versions, which of these would apply to the professional version?