The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community of people that work together to develop standard that should be used for the World Wide Web. Their main goal is to utilize the Webs full potential by setting the appropriate guidelines and developing the relevant protocols. Both hardware manufacturers and software developers can ensure that their products will work with the latest Web technologies by simply adopting the W3C Web standards. For example, when developers adopt the W3C standards, their webpages appear consistent across different browsers. The W3C has played an important role in developing the World Wide Web as we know it today. For more information on then, please visit www.w3c.org.