I'm doing a bit of research trying to figure out what some popular websites the designer community visits regular are built on.
I've always wondered what the underlying backend for some of these sites. Some might use frameworks and some might not but I'm simply conducting a study and would be interested to hear from anyone who's working at these places or those who know for sure.
Blogs are a bit of a give away as it could be anything from WordPress to Jekyll (smashingmag, alistapart, css-tricks, etc..)
But niche sites like say :
The list could be huge here but these are just some examples. Whether it's a CMS solution or a specific language framework like Ruby on Rails it will be helpful.