Gutenberg, an Iceberg of Prominent Web Content

When I was in junior hight school — about 2002-ish back then — I saw an old typewriter still be used by school’s administration staffs. The typeface was very unique, which had only single type of font and couldn’t be replaced by any. Attaching an image was very limited, even impossible to do. Creative man always got some ways to tackle this problem. He used to leave some spaces and sticked a cut of image taken from other source, like newspaper or physical photo print out. I event didn’t know how tabular data could be inserted.

For the time being, computer were introduced to use in the office. Ms Office program were very popular at that time. This words processor program could produce richer content with multiple variations that visually appealing. At that time, WordArt took my interest. Were you too? 🙂 It was often be used for title of any kind of text. Table and other graphical data — for instance a chart — also can be easily inserted with MS Office. More rich the content, will be more interesting the document will be.

Nowadays, not just desktop application can be used to compose attractive document. Since web programming languages have being developed — become more advanced and advanced from day to day — many online web application can do so as well. Google Docs is one example of them. It really benefits us since our communication working culture mostly be done on the web. It offers flexibility of publication sharing and collaborating with others across continents.

As content creation evolves, web editor does as well. Few years ago, the resonance of Gutenberg heard. What is Gutenberg?

The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives. These content blocks transform how users, developers, and hosts interact with WordPress to make building rich web content easier and more intuitive, democratizing publishing — and work — for everyone, regardless of technical ability.


Gutenberg is just like an iceberg. The long process and history behind the beauty of mountainous of ice above the sea level will grasp geologists attention. Geologists will discover from the most top to the most bottom of ice sediment, and also its influence to the environment. However there are just some who do so. Common people a.k.a tourists will only enjoy its beauty — no matter whats behind it will be set aside — and will make our eyes orgasm.

Gutenberg means a (visually light) tool for building rich web content without coding knowledge required. The magnificent ice of complexity under the water won’t be seen. Only developers will take effort — dive deeper — to prop the piece of peak appearance that regular users can see.

In the past, building interactive block of content consumes much time to discover and develop. But now they’re just available in a few of clicks with little expense — some of them are 100% free. Imagine that the beauty of web content door is opened widely for all.

As noted above Gutenberg will be the future of web content publishing as promised by the WordPress community.

Starting from now I’ll be exploring Gutenberg deeply and will be writing my findings here in the next posts.

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