Because I am a coder one of the first things I do when I visit a website is to right click and view source. There is a lot of interesting information in there, if you are a code geek. You can see whether the site is running Microsoft or open source software. You can see how much of the site has been coded from scratch. You can see what plugins they are using and how “fresh” the code is. You can also often see what CMS software they are using. Today I was browsing famous artists websites to look at their design and code. This is what I found
Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Robbie Williams, Pink and Michael Bublé are all using Drupal. Rhianna, Katy Perry and Linkin Park have WordPress. Linkin Park also use Ning for their community features. I haven’t really heard a lot about Ning lately so that was somewhat surprising. Lady Gaga and Eminem are using a CMS I didn’t even know existed until today. It’s called Microgroove and it’s apparently a CMS built specifically for music/musical artist websites.