WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)


An editing interface that shows the user how images and text appear on screen as they compose and revise the file. WYSIWYG interfaces are in contrast with editing interfaces that show code. Split interfaces show a WYSIWYG display in one panel, as the user writes and edits code in the other panel.  

What does WYSIWYG mean?

What You See Is What You Get

What are the benefits of WYSIWYG editor?

A clear benefit is WYSIWYG editing tools can be used by individuals who do not code. But even people with coding experience might prefer to see how the material will appear on a website or other interface as they work on revising and arranging a draft.

What is an example of WYSIWYG?

In WordPress, for example, a user can write a blog post in the WYSIWYG interface, which shows the text as it will appear on the web rather than the markup language.

What is the difference between HTML and WYSIWYG?

HTML is a markup language. On a regular website editing interface, you might see <b>Hello</b> as HTML code. On a WYSIWYG interface, you would see the word “Hello” in bold (the instructions in the HTML code in this example tell computers to render the word “Hello” in bold letters on the screen).