Saturday, June 30, 2007

Graph this Blog 2

I found the Websites as graphs applet to be very interesting. This is less striking, but interesting in it's own right. WEB2DNA takes a website, analyze it, crunch it to little bits and spit it out as a graphic representation of a human DNA. Line brightness is determined by the importance of the tags in terms of structure. H1 is brighter than H2, which is brighter than H3. TABLE is brighter than TR, which is brighter than TD tags. Images and flash elements appear as 70% white. New HTML tags like STRONG and EM is brighter than older ones like B and I UL, OL and DL is brighter than their LI, DT, DD DIV layout is brighter than table layout Basically a semantically rich site will appear brighter than one with messy old-style code.

You can also determine the richness of text on a site. A site the focuses on (text) content is one where the DNA patterns is large (filling many containers), but contains a lot of empty spaces between the lines (empty space is the individual words

Others for comparison: http://flickr.com/photos/tags/web2dna