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A simple library that provides standard Unicode emoji support across all platforms.

Websites embedding Google maps.

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.

jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control.

Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

iOS Safari instructions for mobile web apps

This site uses the viewport meta tag which means the content may be optimized for mobile content.

Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing virtual pinboard interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. The site has experienced rapid growth in recent months.

A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

nginx [engine x] is a HTTP server and mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

DNS Made Easy offers enterprise managed DNS and geographical load balancing services on a global IP Anycast DNS network with a 100% uptime guarantee.

A family of standard web feed formats used to publish frequently updated information like blog entries, news headlines, audio and video.

Windows Live Writer Tagging Support Schema

Really Simple Discovery is a way to help client software find the services needed to read, edit, or "work with" weblogging software.

The DOCTYPE is a required preamble for HTML5 websites.

Allows a website to define how a page is rendered in Internet Explorer 8, allowing a website to decide to use IE7 style rendering over IE8 rendering.

UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is the preferred encoding for web pages.

Google's hosted library for web fonts. Allows websites to choose and use fonts from a free, wide variety of fonts.

The iconic font and CSS toolkit

Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages. Meta descriptions are commonly used on search engine result pages (SERPs) to display preview snippets for a given page.

The http-equiv attribute provides an HTTP header for the information/value of the content attribute. The http-equiv attribute can be used to simulate an HTTP response header.

A canonical link element is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical", or "preferred".