I have compiled a list of 24 web acronyms in alphabetical order that we see everyday in our daily web routines. Well not all of us, if you work in web you will be more familiar with some of these terms. Often times many of us pay no regard to these little letters and carry on our merry way.

When I realized I didn’t know what URL stood for I was set off on a path to discover other web acronyms that we encounter on a regular basis. In no way do I claim this to be an extensible list. ENJOY.

AJAXAsynchronous JavAscript and XML
APIApplication Programming Interface
CSS Cascading Style Sheet
CMSContent Management System
DNSDomain Name Server
DOMDocument Object Model
DTDDocument Type Definition
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
HTMLHypertext Markup Language
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
JPG – (JPEG) Joint Photographic Experts Group
JSPJavaserver Pages
PNGPortable Network Graphic
PHPHypertext Preprocessor
RSSReally Simple Syndication
RTPReal-Time Transfer Protocol
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
SQLStructured Query Language
URLUniform Resource Locator
WHATWGWeb Hypertext Application Technology Working Group
WYZIWIGWhat You See Is What You Get
XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language
XMLExtensible Mark-up Language


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