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Whilst designed to make best use of current technologies, such as Javascript and AJAX, Museums Sites is fully WAI level AA compliant and will work even if Javascript is completely disabled.

  • Back end. Database server: MySQL 5.0, Front end: PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), Interchange format: XML/JSON, Coding style: Object Oriented using the Model/View/Controller pattern.
  • Front end. Template system: PHP based on CodeIgniter (www.codeigniter.com), Resulting page structure: HTML5, with CSS-based layout, HTML5/Javascript (Jquery)
  • Browsers supportMuseums Sites supports all major browsers. In particular, it renders flawlessly on: MS IE 7, 8 and 9 for Windows, FireFox 4 to 12 and derivatives on Windows, Mac and Linux, Safari 4 and 5 on Mac and Windows