(WESTPORT, CT-July 30, 1998) - Mecklermedia, "The Internet Media Company" (Nasdaq: MECK) today announced its 17th Web site acquisition for its network of sites. The Company purchased JavaScript Source, an online library of JavaScript programs. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"We're thrilled to be able to offer users another quality resource like JavaScript Source, which we believe is the most comprehensive JavaScript site on the Internet," said Chris Elwell, vice president and general manager. "This site adds to's outstanding collection of tools for Web developers and increases's market-leading reach in the category," Elwell added. Other sites serving Web developers include JavaBoutique,, WebReference, and Web Developer's Virtual Library.

JavaScript Source was created by Ronnie T. Moore, who will join's team to manage the site. JavaScript Source currently receives approximately 1 million page views per month. A weekly JavaScript Source e-mail newsletter was also included in the acquisition. Interested advertisers should contact Susan Leiterstein at [email protected] or (203) 341-2962.

Mecklermedia began acquiring sites in 1995 (see chronology of acquisitions below). "We realized several years ago that talented people had created sites with commercial potential, but that most of them did not have the resources to capitalize on the opportunity," said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. "We began buying Internet-related content sites in 1995 that appealed to the audience which we serve with our Internet World shows and weekly print publication.

This collection of sites serves the most demographically-attractive audience on the Web, an audience comprised of Web developers, Internet professionals and sophisticated Internet users," Meckler added. sites currently serve approximately 17 million pages to 1 million unique visitors monthly. "Mecklermedia will continue to acquire Web sites that fit with the model and support the Company's other properties," Meckler said.

Mecklermedia's provides real-time news and information resources for Internet professionals and Web developers. The site,, includes other well-known brands such as,, Stroud's Consummate Winsock Applications List (CWS Apps), as well as

Mecklermedia Corporation, "The Internet Media Company," based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World and ISPCON trade shows, Internet World weekly and Boardwatch monthly print publications, and the network of Web sites, which provides daily news and information resources for the Internet community, as well as and Mecklermedia also publishes the ISDEX, the only 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies. Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia.


javascriptsource.comLibrary of JavaScript programsJuly 1998
boardwatch.comArticles from Boardwatch Magazine, the leading print publication for Internet Service Providers May 1998 Resource for Internet Service ProvidersMay 1998 Online library for Web developersMarch 1998
pcwebopaedia.comDictionary and search engine for technology termsMarch 1998 Web developer how-to siteNovember 1997 Resource for search engine information November 1997
coolcentral.comDaily "cool Internet site" selections November 1997
javaboutique.comLibrary of Java appletsMay 1997
cwapps.comSoftware download site December 1996
webtoolz.comWeb developer informationNovember 1996
serverwatch.comReviews of Web servers July 1996
webcompare.comDirectory of Web servers July 1996
browserwatch.comNews on Web browsers May 1996
productwatch.comDirectory of commercial Internet productsJanuary 1996 E-commerce news and analysis November 1995
thelist.comDirectory of Internet Service Providers August 1995
webpointer.comCollection of links to Internet resourcesJuly 1995

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Mecklermedia Corporation (NASDAQ: MECK)
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