If you click on 'View' at the top of your browser, then click on 'Source,' you can see the actual H-T-M-L code that the web page is written in. Early Web pages had to be written like this, with every command being typed in separately. Aside from the laborious nature of this programming, there was no way of knowing what the finished product would look like until you actually viewed it through the browser. The solution was to develop web authoring tools called W-Y-S-I-W-Y-G. This long and unpronounceable abbreviation stands for What You See Is What You Get. It's a way of watching the page develop as you create it. If you put in an image, the image will appear on the page. Some of these programs only approximate the actual look of the page. To see graphics as they will actually appear, a simple click allows you to see what the page will look like on browsers. While these programs make Web page creation easy, they have their limitations. In order to make a page really complex, the page you create with a W-Y-S-I-W-Y-G editor may have to be fine-tuned with a standard H-T-M-L editor.
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