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Overview of web technologies used by Independent.co.uk.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | NewspaperIndependent, international and intelligent news coverage, from breaking stories to agenda-setting campaigns and comment
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2 February 1996
Number 391 of all websites according to Alexa
Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP, originally developed by Dries Buytaert.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.
Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.
Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
A strong ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a byte-for-byte identical page in the cache.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
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.
Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.
Facebook Social Plugins provide a way for Facebook users to share web pages with their friends.
The jQuery CDN hosts copies of the jQuery library, provided by MaxCDN.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
Full Circle Studies collects information about general website visitation patterns as part of the ComScore market research.
Adobe Analytics is a web site traffic analysis service formerly called Omniture. Its products include SiteCatalyst, WebSideStory and Hitbox.
Chartbeat is a real-time web analytics tool by Betaworks.
BlueKai collects website visitor data and provides it to advertisers, owned by Oracle.
PageFair detects ad-blocking visitors and shows non-intrusive ads.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
Fastly is a content delivery network.
The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.
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