Technical stuff

Have you ever wondered what drives the Holy Covenant website? This page lists some of the underlying technologies, resources and tools used in its current implementation.

Basic tool set

  • HTML 5 – A markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.
  • CSS – A markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.
  • JavaScript – Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of the World Wide Web.
  • PHP – PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a server-side scripting language designed for Web development.
  • Python – An interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.
  • HTTP – The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.
  • HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure is an extension of HTTP for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.
  • SSH – Secure Shell is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network.
  • SFTP – The SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol) is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.

Enhancements

  • Skeleton – A simple, responsive boilerplate useful for responsive projects.
  • jQuery – A cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
  • Superfish – A jQuery menu plugin that enhances pure CSS drop-down menus.
  • NivoSlider – A jQuery based image slider.

Server software

  • Linux – A family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel originally developed by Linus Torvalds.
  • BASH – A Unix shell and command language written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell.
  • LiteSpeed – A Web Server which offers a combination of cutting-edge features, outstanding scalability, best-in-class performance, Apache compatibility and application-level cache acceleration.
  • cPanel –An online Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the website owner or the "end user".

Document formats

  • JPEG – A commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography.
  • PNG – Portable Network Graphics is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression.
  • MP3 – Formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, MP3 is an audio coding format for digital audio.
  • PDF – The Portable Document Format is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

Google extras

  • Fonts – Google Fonts (previously called Google Web Fonts) is a library of 900 libre licensed fonts, an interactive web directory for browsing the library, and APIs for conveniently using the fonts via CSS and Android.
  • Calendar – Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google.
  • Maps – Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.

Page version: 2018-11-10 (imatters)