Thursday, January 31, 2008

Visualizing a Website... Websites as Graphs

Visualizing a website can be an extremely complicated and time consuming task. The image above is a graphic representation of MUHSASHUM created by using this applet designed by Sala. This really neat java applet allows anyone to enter in a domain address for visualization, depending on the complexity of the site, it can take some time to load... so be patient. ;)

Here's a breakdown of what the colored dots mean:
blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes
(BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags...

You can view more examples at and if you want to try and generate your own website graph visit - enjoy!

Thanks for creating the applet Sala!