Web Design Glossary

Important terms related to Web Design & Development

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Keywords starting with letter "M"

Mailing lists

It allows for the distribution of information to subscribers via email.

There are two standard options for mailing lists:

  • An Announce mailing list allows an administrator to send an email to subscribers. The subscription process is often automated with the user completing a form to sign-up for the service.
  • A Discussion mailing list allows a group of users to exchange ideas by way of a single email contact point. Any message sent to the group email address is automatically resent to all users on the mailing list.

Meta tag

A meta tag is a specific HTML tag used to define meta data on your Web pages.

The most commonly used meta tags are:

  • description
  • keywords
  • author
  • refresh
  • format

Multipurpose Internet email Extension (MIME), mime type

It describes the ‘type of file’ that will be downloaded.

For example the MIME type of the file tells a web browser “this file is a QuickTime movie” or “this file is an MP3 file”.


It is an open source relational database management system. Information in a MySQL database is stored in the form of related tables. MySQL databases are typically used for web application development (often accessed using PHP).