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Site Info - Britishmuseum.org

Overview of web technologies used by Britishmuseum.org.

Website Background

British Museum - Welcome to the British Museum
The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Find information about visiting, including admission and opening times, events and exhibitions, gallery guides and teaching resources. Search highlight objects of the collection and view current research projects.

Description on Homepage

Number 37,700 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United Kingdom27.8%4,086
United States20.2%24,394
China13.1%20,099

Main visitors locations

Alterian Content Manager (formerly also called Immediacy CMS) is a commercial content management system. Development of that tool seems to be discontinued.

Alterian

Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology on the .NET framework.

ASP.NET 2.0.50727
(88% of sites use a newer version)

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interaction. Originally developed by John Resig.

jQuery

ASP.NET Ajax is a JavaScript library based on ASP.NET, developed by Microsoft.

ASP.NET Ajax

Strict version of XHTML.

XHTML Strict 1.1

UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.

PNG

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.

JPEG

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS

Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.

Embedded CSS

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 month and 1 year.

Cookies expiring in months

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies

Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.

Non-Secure Cookies

The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.

Session Cookies
(used until recently)

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression
(used until recently)

The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.

Open Graph

Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.

Twitter Cards

DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.

DigiCert

Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.

Google Analytics

New Relic is a web application performance management tool.

New Relic

Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.

Quantcast

The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.

Google Ads

The Google Tag Manager is a Google service to support webmasters to manage tags on their websites.

Google Tag Manager

The Internet Information Services (IIS) are a set of Internet-based services for Windows, developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft-IIS 7.0
(91% of sites use a newer version)

Windows is a popular operating system produced by Microsoft.

Windows

Non-profit organizations

.org

United Kingdom

English

 

 

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