Web authoring(web â´th&r-ing) (1) (adj.) A category of software that enables the user to develop a Web site in a desktop publishing format. The software will generate the required HTML coding for the layout of the Web pages based on what the user designs. Typically, the user can toggle back and forth between the graphical design and the HTML code and make changes to the Web page in either the design of the accompanying code.
(2) (v.) To design and create a Web site, from writing the site's underlying code to writing the text to managing the site's upkeep.