In this contribution we consider a light weight approach to support software architecture design over the web. We outline the architecture description language we use for this purpose which is based on the concept of a self contained software component. Thus a loosely coupled approach to combine remote repositories is supported. A number of analysis tools are sketched which are available as back end services within this approach. These tools not only allow to check syntactic and semantic properties but also allow to assess a given architecture wrt. quantitative properties like performance.