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Overview of web technologies used by Slashdot.org.
Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that mattersSlashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters. Timely news source for technology related news with a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.
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5 October 1997
Number 5,168 of all websites according to Alexa
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Perl is a general-purpose, interpreted language, nowadays also used to create 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.
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.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://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.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
Cross Pixel provides real-time website audience data.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.
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