Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Internet Demo page (more)

View Source (link does not work on all browsers).




Remote DCU campus map embedded with <iframe>.
Click to toggle map/satellite view. Click to zoom in/out. Drag to move.
Uses Ajax technology to update page.
From Google Maps.



YouTube video about hard-to-use websites.
From webpagesthatsuck.com. See more.
YouTube breakthrough was providing "embed code". Put big load on their servers. But made YouTube a success.


Download the video:
The actual video file is online at a normal URL while you are playing this.
View source.
Then itag value shows the formats available.
Can you see the URLs of the videos?


Find URLs:
In general, you can use URL-sniffing programs like URL Snooper and URL Helper to see what URLs are actually being accessed by any page. (Often hidden by scripts.)




Montage of bad website design.



ancientbrain.com      w2mind.org      humphrysfamilytree.com

On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.