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Gian Nicola Caggiano
Gian Nicola Caggiano
11,898 Points

How was it developed this website?

Hi! I was wandering around the web, when I saw this awesome website: http://www.thestlbrowns.com/

I'm curious to know what techniques and technologies have been used for development. Have you any idea?

Thanks :)

3 Answers

Hi Gian,

I personally use a Chrome Web extension called "BuiltWith Technology Profiler" to find the technologies a specific website uses. In your case, it looks like the website isn't using flash, but instead uses HTML 5 and is heavily relying on Javascript for animations and such.

Hope that helps


It also looks like its using expressjs.

Gian Nicola Caggiano
Gian Nicola Caggiano
11,898 Points

Hi Raouf, thanks for the answer. I've installed that extension and the site was developed with express.js and node.js. My question is: why using these tools?

Javascript frameworks are getting more and more popular. One of the many reasons that's happening is because they are much faster in terms of performance than let's say php or Ruby on rails. Also, in your case, the website doesn't seem to be using a database, so javascript frameworks are even more appealing.

If you're wondering why they didn't just use plain old html and css, it's probably because there is still some level of interactivity (eg. contact form)