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Glossary

  • Waterfall model
    A linear design process whereby, steps are completed and the project passes onto the next phase with evaluation completed at the end.
  • WCAG 2.0
    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0; currently, those guidelines are anticipated to be adopted in full as the new Section 508 Guidelines sometime in 2013 or 2014.
  • Web Analytics
    The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage.
  • White Space
    The use of blank (uncluttered) space on a page to promote content and navigation.
  • Widget
    Screen-based controls that are used to interact with a Web site and other systems. Widgets include pushbuttons, selection lists, radio buttons, sliders, etc.
  • Wireframe
    A highly simplified sketch of the important information in a page. Also known as page architecture, page schematic, or blueprint
  • Within-page links
    Within-page links are used on content pages that contain several (e.g., three or more) screenfuls of information. Within-page links are best arranged as a table of contents for the page. Within-page links allow users to skip through textual information, resulting in a more efficient information-finding process. [See also Anchor links]
  • WYSIWYG
    An acronym for "What you see is what you get." It describes the way in which the layout on the graphical screen is a representation of the printed version of the document.