Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Web may refer to any of the following:

1. The web is often used as an abbreviation for the World Wide Web.

Should I capitalize the "W" in web?

Both the capitalized and lowercased version of "web" are correct. However, most style guides (e.g., Microsoft Manual of Style and The Associated Press Stylebook) suggest writing the word in lowercase unless at the beginning of a sentence.

2. Web is a modifier in the following words.

One-word web-based terms

Hyphenated web-based words

Web-based words with two or more words

Internet terms, Web design terms, World Wide Web