I've long since left the evils of WYSIWYG behind. But sometimes I still miss one aspect of it: keyboard commands for bold, italics, underline, etc.
This is rarely a major concern, but when I find yourself doing word processing in HTML, I often wish I had WYSIWYG again. But if I did that, it would generate a bunch of nonsense code I'd need to remove anyway.
Today I found myself in such a situation so I actually started to use the quick reply box here, with it's WYSIWYG controls to quickly make sections of the text bold. (Writing [B] repeatedly can get old, after doing it dozens of times.) Then I used a text editor to find and replace that text with <strong>.
(There's also the annoyance of needing to use <strong> and <em> instead of <b> and <i>, which is perfectly fine except that, again after typing it dozens of times, it gets tiring.)
So ranting aside, does anyone have any good ideas for this?
What I would love would be a text-based HTML editor that allowed/included keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+B for bold and it would insert <strong> tags around the text. Considering that the best tag might vary, perhaps it should be something customizable.
Are there any programs like that? Any quick alternatives? (This doesn't come up very often, but when it does it's very slow for me at the moment, while I could do the same in MS Word in about 1/5 the time.)