The Web Development Glossary: More Than 2,000 Key Terms for Developers

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The Web Development Glossary is probably the largest of its kind. With more than 2,000 terms and explanations it acquaints and reunites you with the major standards and concepts of the Web, with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, accessibility, security, performance, code quality, internationalization, localization, editors and tooling and more.

The glossary then goes beyond web development, touching on computer science, design, typography, usability and user experience, information as well as project management, other disciplines of interest and relevance to the modern developer. It goes beyond, inspiring the curiosity to learn more about the Web and the people creating and using it. And still it is a glossary, of a couple of thousand terms for developers, leaning on (and giving back to) Wikipedia and the MDN Web Docs.

→ This is the book if you choose to extend and validate your web and software development knowledge.

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Jens Oliver Meiert is an author based in Hamburg, Germany. A contributor to several web standards, the architect of Google’s first HTML/CSS frameworks, and a reviewer and writer for O’Reilly, he’s also a web developer of international experience. Jens works with the tension between aspiration and curiosity, between doing things well but also just trying them—which is why he writes about topics other than web development, and also publishes independently. For more about Jens, see

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