What is a BHO? Goanna? Hooking? How about a principal box? Covering more than 2,000 terms ranging from A11Y to Zsh, and including explanations from Wikipedia and the MDN Web Docs, The Web Development Glossary is a comprehensive compendium rich in information for both novice and expert developers.
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.
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 meiert.com.