In the past few years, I have noticed an excellent trend among digital projects: the detailed tech specs page. The spirit of transparency and sharing has moved some project teams to show off their work by listing out how they did what, using which tools. I just made a Technical Details page for the Lloyd Sealy Library website, but it’s rather brief at the moment.
- Brooklyn Visual Heritage: Tech Info, with links to their Architecture Document and Functional Requirements
- Stanford University Libraries: Library Website Redesign blog. That’s right, a whole blog dedicated to the project, including mocks, goal lists, and guidelines
- Van Gogh Letters: About this edition, focusing primarily on the scholarly edition but with a nice set of technical details
- The Republic of Letters: Tools page
Many projects document their project off-site in journal articles or their blogs, but it’s helpful to your fellow developers to include your tech specs right on-site.
Of course, if there’s a site you like that doesn’t have a technical details page, you can suck out some info about their CMS, analytics software, and more with BuiltWith.