Why are web content parts better than using just a WYSIWYG editor?

WYSIWYG editors are an essential part of all web content management platforms and at first glance, they look like they are really easy to use.  For those unfamiliar with the term, WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You Get".  The editors are designed to hide the complexities of HTML coding so if you're not a web jockey, you can still edit a web site.

Here's the problem... You will waste a lifetime trying to edit a web page with one of these editors if you have to do anything more than change a couple of paragraphs of text.

To make my point, I've put together two web pages that look identical.  The first page was constructed as a single HTML page using a WYSIWYG editor.  The second page is constructed using Ittrium content objects.  Both look great, but the setup and maintenance of the WYSIWYG page easily takes 10 times as long to setup and change.

The following video makes this point why simple web content parts are a better way to manage web page content.


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