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Site Info - Sciencenews.org

Overview of web technologies used by Sciencenews.org.

Website Background

Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine covering all areas of science
Science News online features daily news, blogs, feature stories, reviews and more in all disciplines of science, as well as Science News magazine archives back to 1924.

Description on Homepage

18 January 1996

Online since

Number 25,416 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States48.1%13,459
India6%56,677
Canada3.1%26,035

Main visitors locations

Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP, originally developed by Dries Buytaert.

Drupal 7
(15% of sites use a newer version)

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP 7.1.27
(version 7.1.26 used until recently)
(10% 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

HTML - Hypertext Mark-up Language - is a language to define web pages.

HTML

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

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

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

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.

Strong ETag

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

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

The CDNJS is a content distribution network, hosting a large number of JavaScript libraries, provided by CloudFlare.

CDNJS

Facebook Pixel is an analytics tool to track actions on websites.

Facebook Pixel

Hotjar is a website analytics and feedback application.

Hotjar

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

Apache

Network Solutions is a US-based provider of Internet and web hosting services, owned by Web.com.

Network Solutions
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

Akamai is a content delivery network.

Akamai

Non-profit organizations

.org

United States
Netherlands

English

 

 

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