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Web Design: WYSIWYG vs. HTML

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The WYSIWIG Editor:
WYSIWYG (pronounced as “whizzy whig”), is a website editing program that enables a user who does not have a working knowledge of text coding such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and other markup languages. The acronym means “What You See Is What You Get”. Such program features a “drag-and-drop” interface that lets anyone design websites like a pro.

Although the easy manageability of WYSIWIG benefits most beginners and inexperienced users, it also poses a few disadvantages that other web designers frown upon. The following can be found in the “cons” area of WYSIWIG:

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