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June 19, 2008

WYSIWYG means “what-you-see-is-what-you-get”

Thats an internet fact.

Basically this means that when you type into a comment box on a website you want to be able to click bold italic and underline and actually see the words changing on the screen – as opposed to entering all the geeky <strong> <italic> and <ul> codes.

Why isnt a simple WYSIWIG editor included in Drupal?

Dont ask me! It was one of the main reasons that I (very nearly) selected Joomla over Drupal many many moons ago. Hopefully something will be included with the upcoming Drupal7 – if your running Droop5 or 6 (it’s 6 on this website) then the chances are that you will using one of the many add-on wysiwig editor modules that are available.

Love em or hate em – WYSIWIG is web2.0 and it’s here to stay.

As i type this – FCKEditor or BUEDITOR are my two main choices. TinyMCE comes in a close second but it’s fiddly to install (so gets a bit of a thumbdown from me. But, saying that, this GUI editing area is evolving so rapidaly I dareway that if you are reading this a year from now my choice could be wildly different.

NickLitten


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

Nick Litten

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