BuiltWith is a simple and very useful tool designed to give everyone simple access to a list of the technologies behind any website. BuiltWith.com’s goal is “to help developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies pages are using, which may help them to decide what technologies to implement themselves.” BuiltWith provides info for many different types of technologies such as widgets, analytics tools, frameworks, publishing tools, and hosting software.
The BuiltWith robots list the technology by matching substrings of the technology name. Here are some examples of information returned (using Rev2.org as example) from BuiltWith:
“Mint – Mint is an extensible, self-hosted web site analytics program. Its interface is an exercise in simplicity. Visits, referres, popular pages and searches can all be taken in at a glance on Mint’s flexible dashboard,” “1% of the top 5000 profiles sites use mint.” As you can see, BuiltWith provides a lot of great and detailed information about the technologies supporing any websites.
Note: Pictured is the BuiltWith.com robot, used to find detailed information about your website.