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how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:09 AM

how can I find out what program a website was designed with?
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:18 AM

welcome to DIC!

i donīt think this is possible...

This post has been edited by b.ihde: 07 January 2009 - 05:20 AM

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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:35 AM

The only way you can really tell if a site was even made with a program (instead of being coded by hand) is if you look at the source and it has a ton of extra crap in it. Dreamweaver and Word both add a lot of extra stuff that isn't needed to the webpages made with them.

Other than that the only way to find out what a site is made with is to ask the webmaster.
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:10 PM

Unless the editor leaves a footprint in the code, or the coder leaves a mark on the site claiming which program they used, then you can't.
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

If its language your looking for you can usually tell by the extension:

.asp or .aspx
.php
.cfm
.xml
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:36 AM

Get it to crash. Most languages will spew all kinds of error info since security is commonly over looked and error messages are simply directed to the browser.

How to get it to crash? Be creative, but some ideas are:

* fill in a form with data that would never be expected
* look at the links on a page and try to formulate on that will be an obvious error

But, try all the other stuff already recommended in previous posts first.

You could also look for credit. Many sites are created with "frameworks" and a lot of times credit will be given to that framework somewhere.

Matthew
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:22 AM

View Postmatthew180, on 9 Jan, 2009 - 01:36 AM, said:

Get it to crash. Most languages will spew all kinds of error info since security is commonly over looked and error messages are simply directed to the browser.

You're more likly to get an error message from the host box (the web server) than from the design software.

As far as I know, vi nor notepad is going to spew out errors because my html/php crashed.
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Re: how can I find out what program a website was designed with?

Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:04 AM

Sounds like you plan to hack websites.....lol


well, I won't advise you to hack any site if you plan to do so cause of many cases they usally have high end security that logs your activities.

My advice is not to support any way shape or form of hacking.


Now with that said. You find out like what the above replies said. You can also look at the url sometimes code is passed by the get method.

For example..... myspace.com if you regsiter with them and make a account. You will notice that they use the GET method to pass on user info and your friend id.

your friend id is a number that is used when you become someones friend. That is a number key to avoid getting block responses looking at your friends profile when they have their profile set to private.

so just by looking at the url I can fiigure out that myspace uses cold fusions software made by adobe.

How I know this??? look at the url you will see fuseaction= login.

the fuseaction is a var that cold fuseion uses. This shows what your in. login, mail .

these grabs those settings.

So this is one way to find out.


the other ways are already stated. Look at the source code. Look at the extension name meaning .php, .js


These are ways to figure out what they are using and what kind of code.


there are also alot of websites I know that don't care about secuirty where when you look at the source code you can easily download their script.

what I mean like javascript you will see a url reference and if you type that in the url after the domain name.

You will be asked if you want to save it.

I find this a common thing,

On my website I avoid this by giving my links clickable some added numbers and then check those numbers and if the numbers are right then I will re direct them to the real url.

those numbers or code are encrypted and then I verified if the user clicked the link. If not then I will put a error page.

this way they can't just type the url in and download files.

also when the number is confirmed I will then redirect but then also ad a number to a flag meaning that the request is legit.


this is what I commonly use to avoid anyone downloading my files and also I have the settings of the server to not allow download files.


So hope this helps.
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