WYSIWYG Editors Explained

What is a WYSIWYG Editor?

A WYSIWYG Editor (or What You See Is What You Get) is a common term used for simplifying a content management system so that the edited form is similar to the final product. These types of editors are popular because the user interface is easy to use, leveraging visual elements such as manipulating the layout without hand coding any HTML.

Benefits and Drawbacks of WYSIWYG

Benefits: A WYSIWYG Editor makes it easier for visual thinkers to edit and build webpages without having to be lost in code. Good for beginners or creative types that don’t like the look of div tags.

Drawbacks: Using a WYSIWYG Editor presents a low ceiling for learning new and interesting skills. If web design and development is something you enjoy, it will probably help to learn a little code. You might even like it!