Following you find a list of software, technologies, projects and people which contributed in making this site possible. Thank you all for you wonderful work!
YAML is a modular CSS framework for truly flexible, accessible and responsive websites based on the most modern technologies like CSS3 and HTML5. The sober, device indipendent and elegant design of this website is mainly based on the included sample code for YAML. This CSS framework has been continuely improved and extended over the years, based on the feedback and needs of professional frontend developers. Its code base has proved to be stable under real-world conditions on thousands of websites.
Smarty is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation. This site runs under a self developed small CMS system based on PHP and makes heavy use of Smarty as the rendering engine for the pages.
jBBCode is a fast, lightweight but extremely flexible bbcode parser written in PHP 5 by Jackson Owens. It's designed to parse quickly and efficiently but still allow for complex bbcodes. The parser does not use regular expressions, avoiding their high overhead and enabling quicker parsing. jBBCode allows you to extend its CodeDefinition class. Through defining new code definitions, you can use all the power of PHP in evaluating your custom bbcodes.
Parsedown is an improved Markdown parser written by Emanuil Rusev with a particular focus on speed, consistency, extended GitHub syntax, formal testing and support for international character sets. “Markdown” is two things: a plain text markup syntax, and a software tool that converts the plain text markup to HTML for publishing on the web. The Markdown syntax allows you to write text naturally and format it without using HTML tags. More importantly: in Markdown format, your text stays enjoyable to read for a human being, and this is true enough that it makes a Markdown document publishable as-is, as plain text. If you are using text-formatted email, you already know some part of the syntax.
PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is now installed on more than 244 million websites and 2.1 million web servers. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995, the reference implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP Group. While PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, it now stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, a recursive acronym.
MySQL is (as of 2008) the world's most widely used open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It is named after co-founder Michael Widenius' daughter, My. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language. The MySQL development project has made its source code available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements. MySQL was owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now owned by Oracle Corporation.