I’m working on a project in PHP at the moment.
Nothing gets a project moving like dropping a good grid control on a page, spending 2 minutes setting a few properties and having a nice editable grid.
For ASP.NET, I’ve used the obout.com grid before with pretty good results.
Since this is my first PHP project I thought I’d see what grids are out there.
Here’s what I found…
PlatinumGrid – only works with Delphi – no go.
PHPEzyGrid -sucked – no inline editing.
KoolPHP.net $130 for the suite – nice flexibility – other tools too (combo box, calendar etc)
AppHP.com’s grid – looks nice – cheap $35
phpgrid.com – requires zend optimizer $99
Active Widgets – too expensive ($500)
eyesis – Does not seem to have the features of other grids (no inline editing)
On the plus side, it does seem very easy to use, so there are likely places where this could be a good fit (last update was Dec 2008 however…)
It’s not cheap ($330) but like DHTMLx you are buying a whole slew of tools.
One nice thing about ExtJS is that they have a designer tool for it.
They also offer phone support (paid not free)
datatables.net – (jQuery based – donation based)
This is my favorate from an end user perspective for it’s inline editing – it’s just like a spreadsheet.