Saturday, September 29, 2012

The “Text, Object and WYSIWYG” HTML Editors

An HTML editor is also called by some people as an off-line web builder, but the word "website builder" is often refers to on-line web builder than to HTML editor. Keep note that this blog article is specify for HTML editor and not to web builder. An HTML editor is an application software which runs on a computer, that allow to create web pages off-line and which can then upload these pages in the file manager or using FTP (file transfer protocol) account on any web hosting provider. There are many types of HTML editors. The text editors, object editors, and WYSIWYG editors are the true types of a web development application, but there's an HTML editor that exist and present to be as another type than those three real types of the HTML editors, which sounds strange, but it's not quite popular as those real types.

Text HTML (source) editors are intended to use for editing the source of an HTML file. The user of this type of HTML editor must have an understanding at least one of web development languages, even just only an Hyper-Text Markup Language. Some regular text editors such as "Windows Notepad" can be also called as a text HTML editor, because it can save as HTML files simply by using filename extensions such as .html and .htm for HTML, and .css for Cascading Style Sheets. This type of editor is not great as advance, but if manual code editing web developers (who have a knowledge on many web programming languages) used it, they can build more advanced site, such as a web directory.

Object HTML editors are much, much more organized to use than text editors, and more advanced application software for website building application. This is because the users can add, edit, and delete a content on the web page that they're tying to create. Although it's more advanced application software, the web developer can build a high-tech site by client-side and/or server-side scripting with text HTML editor than to use this kind of editor, if only the developer has a lot of programming languages relating to web development technologies. Some object editors supports drag-and-drop functionality that allow to rearrange the contents that the user have made by just a “click and drag”. On the three real types of an HTML editor, this type is the most easy to use because the options are not too many as the options of a WYSIWYG HTML builder, but quite enough to build an easy website.

WYSIWYG HTML editors are the most advanced application software than those two previous types of HTML editors. This type have more options, more modes, more quality, and most of this type is have an object mode which allow the editor to do what the object editor can do. By using this kind of editor to build a website and store it on a computer, you will see exactly the outward appearance of the web pages that you've doing, then after saving it on your computer, the next is to publish it on any web hosting server. You will see the appearance of the pages that you've made, on the World Wide Web are the same as their forms on a WYSIWYG HTML editor. The little things that will going to be gone on the online pages are the gadgets and tools of the HTML editor for building a page off-line.

Web developer often use an HTML editor to build their website off-line and stored it on their local computer, then they will upload it to a server using FTP (file transfer protocol) account or in the file manager of their web hosting provider, to make it accessible on the World Wide Web. Most professional web designers uses this computer software to build the web pages of their client's site off-line, and they will publish those pages on the Web via FTP access, and that is the reason why the HTML editors are also called as a website design software. To all web development tools, weather it's on-line or off-line, an HTML editor is the best application for building any kind of website, weather you doesn't have an Internet connection, you can still create web pages and publish those pages when the Internet is back, or save those pages to any memory card, then go to Internet cafe to publish your web pages.

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