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Site Info - Theguardian.com

Overview of web technologies used by Theguardian.com.

Website Background

News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's global edition | The Guardian
Latest international news, sport and comment from the Guardian

Description on Homepage

6 July 1994

Online since

Number 147 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States27.9%102
United Kingdom23.8%20
Japan4.6%196

Main visitors locations

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

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

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

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

SVG

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

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies

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

Secure Cookies

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

A weak ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a semantically equivalent page in the cache.

Weak ETag

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

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

Non-Secure Cookies
(used until recently)

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

Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.

Microdata

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

Generic RDFa

GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.

GlobalSign

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

Google Analytics

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

Full Circle Studies

Lotame Crowd Control is an analytics package to measure social media behavior for publishers and advertisers.

Lotame

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

Facebook Pixel
(used until recently)

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

Google Ads

Fastly is a content delivery network.

Fastly
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