What's the best way to learn WYSIWYG?
September 22, 2009 6:51 AM   Subscribe

Website designer filter: I recently had a website built with Squarespace, and it's awesome. The only catch is I will have to update information in the future that was formatted in WYSIWYG. Are there specific tutorials you can recommend?

I can obviously edit the text, but my concern is messing up the format of the text columns, moving embedded video around by accident, etc.
posted by helios410 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wysiwyg isn't a formatting standard. It's an acronym to describe the way that the non-html-formatted stuff you put in the editing box gets turned into valid, html-formatted content on your website.

I suggest starting with Squarespace's manual.
posted by reegmo at 7:50 AM on September 22, 2009

It stands for What You See Is What You Get, btw.
posted by InsanePenguin at 8:02 AM on September 22, 2009

Response by poster: Hmmm...apparently I'm not seeing what I am getting. For instance the text is automatically going into CAPs, and the the text is not at the same height in the editor as it is in the web page itself. What can I use as a reference to learn how to correct issues like this?
posted by helios410 at 9:07 AM on September 22, 2009

I think what you're actually asking is how to edit CSS, with which Google can assist you.

The Real Time Build Video on the Squarespace site touches briefly on some manual CSS editing about 3/4 of the way through, to create columns where there is normally no place for one. It should point you in the right direction.

PS - thanks for the tip on Squarespace, looks awesome!
posted by sprocket87 at 10:23 AM on September 22, 2009

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