A WYSIWYG content management system allows the user to operate in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get environment.
Upload data to your web site direct from your browser without prior knowledge of any coding/programming languages, making the process as straight forward as editing a document in word processing software. The area in which you input content is representative of the end result, generating accessible mark-up and making it clear visually how the adding, editing and deleting will affect the overall layout. While the content from the user remains consistent, it is transformed into the relevant code to be displayed on the front-end.
The appearance of a WYSIWYG editor can vary depending on the project requirements. In some cases the editor may look almost identical to the front-end page, for a clear like-for-like understanding of what is being changed. An icon or outline may represent editable areas when a user is logged in. Other systems may require a more comprehensive back-end with greater control over facets of the site which are not necessarily visible. For example, information specific to search engines which may not be visible from the front of the site, or a system to manage advertising on a page.
When a web site is initially setup, design principals are established. A WYSIWYG system applies these principles to the content at the time of editing. How the page looks 'now' can be exactly what the front-end user can expect to see.
A well put together WYSIWYG CMS draws on predefined templates to keep the structure of your page, your site and by extension your image, operating in tandem. This level of coherence can be capitalised on by both the amateur and more advanced web savvy user alike. Our focus is on functional, intuitive systems that are developed to help you retain total control over the management of your web site.
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