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Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)ʼs Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an effort to improve the accessibility of the World Wide Web for people with disabilities.
People with disabilities encounter difficulties when using computers generally, but also on the Web. Since they often require non-standard devices and browsers, making websites more accessible also benefits a wide range of user agents and devices, including mobile devices, which have limited resources.
According to a US government study, 71% of website visitors with disabilities will leave a website that is not accessible.
Source: Web Accessibility Initiative
web analytics
Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of web data to understand and optimize web usage.
Web analytics is not just a process for measuring web traffic but can be used as a tool for business and market research and assess and improve website effectiveness.
Source: Web analytics
Web APIs
When writing code for the Web, there are a large number of Web APIs available. Web APIs are typically used with JavaScript, although this doesnʼt always have to be the case.
Source: Web APIs (complete list)
web application
A web application (or web app) is application software that is accessed using a web browser. Web applications are delivered on the World Wide Web to users with an active network connection.
Source: Technical debt
WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. Wasm is designed as a portable compilation target for programming languages, enabling deployment on the web for client and server applications.
Source: WebAssembly
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.
They are a set of recommendations for making Web content more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities — but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones.
Source: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
web development
Web development is the work involved in developing a website for the internet (i.e., the World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing a simple single static page of plain text to complex web applications, electronic businesses, and social network services.
Source: Web development
Web Sustainability Guidelines (WSG)
Web Sustainability Guidelines (WSG) 1.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making websites and products more sustainable.
Following these guidelines which utilize environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles throughout the decision-making processes, you can minimize your environmental impact through a mixture of user-centered design, performant web development, renewable infrastructure, sustainable business strategy, and (with metrics) various combinations of those mentioned.
Source: Web Sustainability Guidelines (WSG) 1.0
web template system
A web template system in web publishing allows web designers and developers work with web templates to automatically generate custom web pages, such as the results from a search.
This reuses static web page elements while defining dynamic elements based on web request parameters. Web templates support static content, providing basic structure and appearance. Developers can implement templates from content management systems, web application frameworks, and HTML editors.
Source: Web template system
The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) is a community of people interested in evolving HTML and related technologies. The WHATWG was founded by individuals from Apple Inc., the Mozilla Foundation, and Opera Software — leading Web browser vendors — in 2004.
WHATWG is responsible for maintaining multiple web-related technical standards, including the specifications for the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and the Document Object Model (DOM).
Source: WHATWG
A website wireframe, also known as a page schematic or screen blueprint, is a visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website.
The term wireframe is taken from other fields that use a skeletal framework to represent three-dimensional shape and volume.
Source: Website wireframe
A workaround offers a temporary solutions so that developers can focus on other (more important) tasks.
The developers must ensure that appropriate effort is undertaken to identify the problem and determine the effectiveness of the workaround at a later stage.
The problem associated with workarounds is when they are not flexible enough to meet future demands and pressures. There is a fine line between a workaround to meet a deadline, and taking shortcuts on code quality.
Many developers would argue that workarounds are really just an excuse for improper business goals and fast-tracked development schedules and could be avoided if there were proper planning.
Guess which side Craft Code takes.
Source: Workaround
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web.
Founded in 1994 and led by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations that maintain full-time staff working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web.
W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software, and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.
Source: World Wide Web Consortium
World Wide Web (WWW)
The World Wide Web — commonly referred to as WWW, W3, or the Web — is a system of interconnected public webpages accessible through the internet. The Web is not the same as the internet: the Web is one of many applications built on top of the internet.
Source: World Wide Web

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