Interesting site maps

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Lau, May 26, 2006.

  1. Lau Guest

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    Found an interesting site that lets you map any website by type of tags used. I thought it was interesting, but then I'm a bit of a stickler for information design. :eek:

    This is MacRumors.com:

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    and this is my little site:

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    Here's the link to try yourselves.

    Edit: and here's the explanatory post on the authors blog.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Ooh, purdy... hehe, forget any other use for that diagram. I just wanna space out and stare at it. :eek:
     
  3. Lau thread starter Guest

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    I know! Try putting a site into the link - it slowly branches out and is most pleasing. :)
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Aww, that's so cool. :D :eek: My blog looks like this:
     

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  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    Oooh so pretty!

    apple.com has a huge dandelion at the top...
     
  6. lem0n macrumors regular

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    so how exactly does it work? does it graph base on the name? the traffic or what... Awwww, it's like watching some sort of microorganism under a microscope, the way it "floats" around like in a petridisk
     
  7. Lau thread starter Guest

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    Sorry, I can't find the page that explains it for some reason, but it maps the different tags i.e. IMG, etc on each site. I'll try and find the page.

    edit: it's about the 3rd post down on his blog.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's why I come to MacRumors. It's for the pretty site maps. :cool:
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I half-remember a similar thread about a tool that draws flowers based on what a webpage looks like. Does anybody remember the details or can anybody find that thread?
     
  10. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I always thought MR was beautiful!

    That really is an amazing applet! :)
     
  11. Lau thread starter Guest

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    This sort of stuff? I love all that sort of thing. :)
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    The forums themselves are just as pretty.
    Picture 2.png
    My guess is the big blue cluster is representative of mad jew's posts. :p
     
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    That's nice, but note the particular "flower-themed" one I was thinking of. No matter.

    Here are cnet.com and en.wikipedia.org:
     

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  15. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Now that you mention it...

    I was thinking more along the lines of your posts being so unique that the rest of the forum has done the *walks away slowly* thing. :p ;)
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I was pleasantly surprised by how much that it found on my site
     

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  18. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! That is neato! :)

    I wonder what site would have the biggest map...?
     
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