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Mecklermedia Acquires WDVL for

Mecklermedia Corp. further strengthened's Web development-related offerings this week with the acquistion of Web Developer's Virtual Library, a comprehensive encyclopedia of Web technology and techniques for Webmasters, designers, and developers. now joins the network of sites that already includes industry-leading resources such as,, and Java Boutique.

Founded in 1994 by Alan Richmond as a hot list on computers at NASA, (which also resides at is the oldest commercial site for Web development resources. Richmond joins the staff of as Managing Editor of WDVL.

"The site is an outstanding addition to our growing network of sites, which provide information and tutorials for a vibrant community of Web professionals," said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia.

"Additionally, this acquisition will consolidate our hold as the top developer site on the Web and will add sorely needed additional advertising banner inventory in one of the hottest areas of Web ad spending."

Mecklermedia also announced last week it acquired PCWebopaedia, a critically acclaimed dictionary and search engine of high-tech terms on the Internet.

Financial terms of both acquisitions were not disclosed.