Rant about Typo3 WYSIWYG creation

Back in 1994 at the University of German Armed Forces security was not as important as it is today and thus the University Server stood wide open and let me have the very first Student Webpage online. Nude celebrities attraced a lot of visitors, much more than the University Homepage. Well back then there were basic layouts. Backgrounds were grey, links were blue, Internet Explorer did not exist and there was actually just Netscape.

About a year laters I started to use tables to position the content at specific locations on the Screen. One of my webpages even won a price. A little they introduced Netobjects Fusion and I designed with it until about 2 Months ago. I really love this tools and was able to work around some of its restrictions.

Nowadays there is a big hype about Typo3 and even though I have been reluctant to get involved with it I am basically forced to use it. From Netobjects Fusion and all its WYSIWYG Webdesign back to CSS, Typoscript and entering code is a big step.

In Germany the Government of Rhineland has its website on Typo3, the baker next door uses Typo3 and in 2006 we are still need to edit code? Where is the easy to use WYSIWYG-convert-to-typo3 Software? All You ever find about this subject are templates that are for sale from 150-1500€.

Well there are tools to get you started, tools that help with all the CSS like Topstyle, NVU, etc but I wonder why the Big Companies do not pay any attention at all to this kind of need. Where is Macromedia’s Typo3weaver, Adobe goTypo3 or Netypo3 Fusion? Isn’t it better to have customers that use typo3 as contentmanagement than not having them at all?

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