Web Design Glossary

Important terms related to Web Design & Development

GLOSSARY | Offshore Web Design and Development Company in India

Keywords starting with letter "W"

Web 2.0

It encapsulates a rethinking and reinvention of how the web is used, and might be used—circa late-2004.

Web analytics

It is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage.

There are two categories of web analytics; off-site and on-site web analytics.

Off-site web analytics refers to web measurement and analysis irrespective of whether you own or maintain a website. It includes the measurement of a website's prospective audience (opportunity), share of voice (visibility), and buzz (comments) that is happening on the Internet as a whole.

On-site web analytics measure a visitor's journey once on your website.

Web browser

It is a computer program that is used to access the web (to view webpages or documents).

A browser can also be used to download files, send and receive email or short messages across the internet.

Web page

It is a document written in HTML and is viewed in a Web browser on the Internet or World Wide Web such as Netscape, Internet Explorer, or Opera.

Web server

It is a computer that is set up with software and networking capabilities to deliver Web pages on the Internet or an Intranet. Programs such as Apache or IIS are used by Web servers to deliver Web pages over the http protocol.

Websafe colours, palette

The websafe palette consists of 216 colours that when displayed on a 256-colour (8 bit) monitor will be displayed as continuous flat colours.

These colours will be rendered as flat colours on both Windows and Macintosh platforms - as to hue and saturation, well...

Wireless Markup Language (WML)

It is the syntax used to describe the information to be displayed on WAP devices (such as mobile phones and PDAs).

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

An international consortium of companies and organizations involved with the Internet and the World Wide Web, responsible for maintaining web technology standards, such as HTML and CSS. It was formed in October 1994, to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability.

Worldwide Web (WWW)

The ’web is a network of files that can be accessed with a software ‘viewer’ or browser. Files can include text, imagery, and time-based media. The web can also be used to access remote services.


WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. It is a graphical user interface (GUI) where the consumer appears to interact with an accurate, screen-based representation of an end-product.

WYSIWYG editor

It is an editor where you mainly work with the layout and design of the page.