WYSIWYG editors render your code as they appear on a web browser. These editors have a user-friendly point-and-click interface that help web programmers visualize their code as they go, although most prefer a totally text based editing system. However, Lifehacker has a good lineup of WYSIWYG editors, with pros and cons worth considering. The list:
-The open-source favorite Kompozer
-Industry giant Adobe Dreamweaver (opens in new tab)
-iWeb (opens in new tab) from Apple's iLife bundle
-Expression Web (opens in new tab), Microsoft's way of saying sorry for Frontpage
-Flux, a well-regarded upstart Mac WYSIWYG
Personally, I'd go for Kompozer basically because it's free. As a programmer myself, I respect software licenses and the fees that may come with proprietary software. Given time, any programmer worth his salt will just need a pen and paper to sketch a layout on, then directly write the code for it. In the meantime, he can save enough money for a better, more coding-oriented IDE.
Have any editors you like? Let us know in the comments!
I see your point (as I use XAML designers) mostly when WYSIWYG is specified they mean web designer...
Remember the old Hot Dog desinger back in generation 1 of HTML! I think that was one of the first!