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Site Info - Engadget.com

Overview of web technologies used by Engadget.com.

Website Background

Engadget
Engadget is the original home for technology news and reviews. Since its founding in 2004, we've grown from an exhaustive source for consumer tech news to a global multimedia organization covering the intersection of technology, gaming and entertainment.

Description on Homepage

Web magazine with daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics.

Description from Alexa

23 January 2004

Online since

Number 626 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States35.1%377
Japan24.8%220
China11.6%734

Main visitors locations

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

Modernizr is a JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the visitors browser.

Modernizr

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.

HTML5

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

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.

SVG

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

JPEG
(used until recently)

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF
(used until recently)

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

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

Session Cookies

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

Cookies expiring in months

HttpOnly cookies are used only in the HTTP protocol and not in client side scripts, which may increase security.

HttpOnly Cookies

Secure cookies are used only via an encrypted connections, which may increase security.

Secure Cookies

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

Non-Secure Cookies

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.

HTTP Strict Transport Security

The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.

Default subdomain www

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

Default protocol https

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

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data) is a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON.

JSON-LD

Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.

Generic RDFa

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

DigiCert

Facebook Social Plugins provide a way for Facebook users to share web pages with their friends.

Facebook

A Twitter Button allows a Twitter user to post a tweet from the visited site.

Twitter

Reddit Buttons allow web pages to be submitted to and discussed on Reddit.

Reddit

The jQuery CDN hosts copies of the jQuery library, provided by MaxCDN.

jQuery CDN

Full Circle Studies collects information about general website visitation patterns as part of the ComScore market research.

Full Circle Studies

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

Google Analytics
(used until recently)

Parse.ly is a web analytics service for large publishing sites.

Parse.ly
(used until recently)

Skimlinks is an advertising service, that inserts affiliate links into webpages.

Skimlinks
(used until recently)

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.

Apache

Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.

Amazon

Yahoo operates several web portals and related services world-wide, owned by Verizon.

Yahoo
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