WYSIWYG is great.
WYSIWYG is a simple way to make html without knowing how.
And the browsers all know how to mess it up.
If you think you’ve made a criminally fantastic layout, with fancy fonts and stuff,
you should know that if all this is done in codes, nobody but you will see it the way you do.
I remember in those good ol’ days, when MS FrontPage 2000 was a thingy.
It looked quite nice on the outside, but if you switched from wysiwyg to html,
you would discover that FP had made some quite extraordinary annoying codes.
Sometimes, it was just a messy setup, and did no harm.
Other times it was of the more severe type.
Like some apps (or whatever you called them – I’ve forgotten) that wouldn’t show up in certain browsers.
In fact, Microsoft and FrontPage insisted on using html which only worked properly in Internet Explorer.
At that time, nearly 90% of the browsers were IE in one form or another, and that queer lot who insisted on using Mozilla, Netscape or Opera were not so important.
“Where is the human style in this text” you might ask.
I’m getting there.
People act in a certain way. Everybody does. And most of the time, what you see is what you get.
It’s when you switch from wysiwyg to html you migth find out what is actually going on.
Or when you go in and look at the source code.
It’s really not looking the same, is it?
And humans are not so very different after all.
It’s not that you will find all the secrets of a fellow human if you scratch the surface,
but it might be a chance to get a different perspective. To get to know a friend in another way.
Sometimes the code might be too messy. It might even show on the outside. And maybe it’s better left alone.
But not always. And not if you are careful.