CS5 will let you split between code and design views, though you will find that the split shows the two side-by-side instead of stacked one on top of the other as is the default with CS3. Also, CS5 has much better php code hinting.
And you can always download a trial and see for yourself if you're going to get lost.
Thanks, mhollis55. I understand what you are saying. When editing HTML files in CS3 or 5, I can freely see/edit/copy/move pages elements such as tables, placed graphics, text boxes, etc. within the Split Code/Design view. As a designer and poor hard coder, I rely heavily on this visual feature to develop and maintain my sites. In CS3, I could do the same when editing PHP files. However, in CS5, I no longer have that visual capability; I don't see placed graphics, tables, text or anything. Is there a way to fix that? Hope this makes more sense. The only workaround approach I can figure out is to save my PHP file as an HTML file, open, edit, save as a PHP, and then upload. Ugh!
To restore the cs3 style horizontal split of code and design views, go to the 'view' drop down menu and untick 'split vertically'.
I don't have a problem of how I see things; I know how to select my view. It's what I don't see. The way PHP design elements appear in CS5 Split Code/Design view is not the same as CS3. In CS3, elements in a PHP document appeared the same way as elements in a HTML document. For example, you could see the actual document frames, borders, anchors. You could see tangible objects, a placed image or table, select it, drag it to another part of the layout. Or you could select an image and define a hot spot area. In CS5, hardly anything appears in my PHP document. Sorry everyone for being such a pain but I do appreciate any assistance you can or have attempted to provide.