My Thoughts on Using WYSIWYG Solutions
June 17th, 2014 by Mike Locke  |  5 Comments »    

In this video I share my thoughts on using WYSIWYG to build websites.

5 Comments

    Kazim    
    June 20th, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the helpful tips and advice you shared. There is this website called http://www.wix.com and just wanted to confirm with you that is this website a WYSIWYG kind of you are talking about? But another question I had was that suppose I do build a small personal portfolio website on wix.com but that whole UI Design or the Editable Interface would be only on their servers right but won’t that also come in a disadvantage of using WYSIWYG? Because whenever we design on sites like those we won’t have the editable version inside our local iMac like where we can edit it when we are not connected to internet? One more question I wanted to ask you was that which car do you have? The one you are filming this video which car is it? Just curious so I asked :) Thanks once again for all the good work you are doing. Really appreciate it.

    Mike Locke    
    June 20th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    @Kazim – There are many types of WYSIWYG’s. There are apps and their are web based one’s similar to WIX.com (yes, the web based ones are sometimes hosted on their servers). Although I don’t like hosted solutions, that’s not really a problem. The main thing is having full control over your design and learning proper UI design techniques and Usability. In the end, that’s what’s it all about.

    I drive an “old” 2007 C-Class Mercedes. I think it’s on its last leg. Starting to have a lot of mechanical issues. Almost time for a new car. ;)

    Juan    
    October 7th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Mike,

    I just stumbled across you today, and subscribed to your YouTube channel. I found this post interesting since I’m transitioning away from WYSIWYG and back to hand coding. I used to hand code many years ago (your Frontpage reference made me laugh since I also had it) but switched to Xara Web Designer for my last project. I found I wanted to know more of what was going on behind the scenes, and felt too constrained by Xara so I’m relearning everything from scratch. Anyway, I really like your videos…keep up the great work.

    ~Juan

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