Introduction to the WYSIWYG Editor

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What is a WYSIWYG editor?

A WYSIWYG (pronounced "wiz-ee-wig") editor or program is one that allows a developer to see what the end result will look like while the interface or document is being created.

WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what you see is what you get". A WYSIWYG editor can be contrasted with more traditional editors that require the developer to enter descriptive codes (or markup) and do not permit an immediate way to see the results of the markup. The first true WYSIWYG editor was a word processing program called Bravo. Invented by Charles Simonyi at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s, it became the basis for Simonyi’s work at Microsoft and evolved into two other WYSIWYG applications called Word and Excel.

Mintox uses a WYSIWYG editor to conceal the markup and allows the web page developer to think entirely in terms of how the content should appear. There is an option to view and update the source code; however it is not recommended unless you know how to write HTML.

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