User Friendly Editor

by Mike Y
Any person who has tried to develop a web page knows that different web browsers will display the same code differently (even horrendously). The paper is about a different approach similar to a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. The conventional WYSIWYG editor spits out code, which the user then has to modify so that it displays correctly on every web browser. The difference is that their approach takes the user web page design and outputs code for each type of web browser while maintaining WC3 web standards. The project tests separating web page design and the code creation. By doing this, it creates the same layout in every web browser.

This is relevant to our current topic because there are HTML standards, that not everyone follows. The program takes out the hassle of having to edit code to display correctly in different web browsers. This also makes it easier for people with little experience to make web sites. Although the editor makes it easier to develop web pages it is only for static pages. It is a bit behind the curve because modern website utilize interactive web pages, but is plenty useful for the casual user.

I am surprised that this is not something that has been widely adopted because there are so many web browsers out there. The sites that have the code modified so that they are displayed correctly often deviate from web standards. Web designers edit their code so that it displays correctly, but it should not have to be so troublesome to develop a web page, which this program makes it easy to do.


Zhu, J. (2010). A novel wysiwyg approach for generating cross-browser web data.Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), 2010 International Conference on, 155-164. Retrieved from

2 thoughts on “User Friendly Editor”

  1. These user friendly editors for web development seem very helpful and convenient for anyone. I also like how when you design a web in such an editor it can output the code for each type of web browser. I wonder when WYSIWYG will be be able to promote more dynamic features of web development. Cool article.

  2. Nice article. I find it really cool that WYSIWYG editor can “spit out” code for each type of web browser. Too bad that it’s only for static pages right now, however, I think that given some time, WYSIWYG will come up with some cool features for web development. WYSIWYG it like web page development made easy. Thanks for posting.

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