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Site Info - Slashdot.org

Overview of web technologies used by Slashdot.org.

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Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters. Timely news source for technology related news with a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.

Description on Homepage

5 October 1997

Online since

Number 5,168 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States48.5%1,842
India21.1%1,281
Canada3.6%2,648

Main visitors locations

Perl is a general-purpose, interpreted language, nowadays also used to create web pages.

Perl

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

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

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

GIF

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

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 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

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

Generic RDFa

IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.

IdenTrust

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

Google Analytics

Cross Pixel provides real-time website audience data.

Cross Pixel

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

Google Ads

Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.

Nginx 1.14.0
(version 1.13.12 used until recently)
(45% of sites use a newer version)

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.

Ubuntu

Non-profit organizations

.org

United States

English

 

 

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