World wide web


An interconnected network of electronic hypermedia documents available on the Internet. WWW documents are marked up in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Cross references between documents are recorded in the form of URLs. Tim Berners-Lee invented World Wide Web in 1989. A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee is now (2004) with the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Web is a major platform for new media.Many visual artists have been involved in Web development; producing Web sites, pages, graphic and text components for the Web. This is called Web "development" rather than Web "production" because it's constantly in development (never entirely finished) unlike film production, which insinuates a beginning, middle and an end.As the Web becomes ubiquitous in our lives, words for it are becoming common nouns. Thus we increasingly see "the web" and "the internet."Also see advertising, color look-up table, graphic design, Java, logo, pixel shim, and webucation.