What does WYSIWYG stand for?

What you see is what you get

WYSIWYG is shorthand for saying you can judge something based on its appearance. For example, if you are discussing your disappointment with the used car you purchased, your brother may text you, "WYSIWYG, I guess."

People may use it in many contexts, including messages, online, and in real life (pronounced "wihzeewig"). However, people commonly use it in the context of a "WYSIWYG editor."

For example, a WYSIWYG web development app allows you to create a website visually instead of manually writing HTML and CSS code. Other types of WYSIWYG editors include word processors and note-taking apps.


Are you a web developer?
Kind of. I've done a bit of programming but I've mostly used a WYSIWYG plugin via WordPress
User looking for a WYSIWYG app
User looking for a WYSIWYG app

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Updated July 26, 2023

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