What the heck is a Wizzy Wig?
OK, so I'm really going to write about WYSIWYG, not WIZZY WIG, two homophone phrases that are pronounced the same, but mean something completely different. In the world of website content management systems (CMS), WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get". In practice, WYSIWYG is a system that allows you to see the content you are editing in the full context of its surrounding design. Many content management systems allow you to edit content in an editing window or frame that is detached from the page around it, so you don't actually see what your edits look like on the live website until you publish the changes and refresh the web page to see the changes. This often leads to unpredictable results in the way the web page looks after you make edits. Usually many rounds of changes are needed to get the page just how you want it.
Below is a screenshot of a web page built with a popular NON-WYSIWYG CMS called WordPress. Below the web page is a screen shot of the WordPress page that is used to edit the content for this page. You can see how the CMS editor is NOT WYSIWYG. You don't get to see what the page looks like until after you publish the changes.
Below is a page from a SiteWorks Lite website (WYSIWYG).
So - the point is that true WYSIWYG editor allows you so see the edits you're making to a web page exactly as the changes will appear on the website that the public sees. SiteWorks Lite makes WYSIWYG editing super easy. Contact us for more information on how you can get a website built on a TRUE WYSIWYG editor.
Andy Meng was the founder of Infront Webworks and got started building websites in 1994. Under Andy's guidance, well over 1200 websites have been built for businesses and organizations across the country.