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October 25, 2012 12:25 PM   Subscribe

"Serving-out" a web-based GUI: more natural wording?

I want to talk about an application that "serves-out" a web-based GUI to users who connect by pointing their web browsers at it. I'm drawing a blank on a more normal, English wording to use in place of "serve-out".
posted by Paquda to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
delivers, provides, displays, serves are all words I have used for web apps.
posted by zephyr_words at 12:28 PM on October 25, 2012


It gives or grants access to users.
It presents a user interface.
posted by carsonb at 12:32 PM on October 25, 2012


serves, presents, displays, generates. Or just explain it's a "web application" if your audience will understand what that means.
posted by zachlipton at 12:34 PM on October 25, 2012


carsonb: "It presents a user interface."

This.
posted by mkultra at 12:35 PM on October 25, 2012


Presents
Displays
Renders
Responds with
Issues
Creates
posted by Dansaman at 12:35 PM on October 25, 2012


I'd argue the browser is doing the displaying and rendering, your web server serves or transmits. Then again, there's being correct and there's being understood...
posted by Brian Puccio at 12:38 PM on October 25, 2012


I would just say your application is web based. The opposite of this would be a native application.
posted by wongcorgi at 12:49 PM on October 25, 2012


I would just say your application is web based.

One complication is that the web-based GUI is just a side-point, provided for administrators to use to check up on things occasionally. But the main work performed by the application doesn't have anything to do with the web.
posted by Paquda at 12:54 PM on October 25, 2012


"Has a web interface for monitoring."

You don't need to specify that the interface is GUI, or that it's delivered by a webserver; both are implicit.
posted by ook at 1:03 PM on October 25, 2012


"The application provides a web based interface for administration purposes"
posted by bitdamaged at 2:46 PM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


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