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boxplorer
one of the most interesting website interpreters i've ever seen. i'll just quote the site: The Internet BOXPLORER browser offers a rectangular view of the World Wide Web. It abstracts web page layouts to produce what are frequently rather colorful compositions. BOXPLORER purifies the Web, making it safe for children of all ages -- free from controversy and advertising. Translation - very interesting graphic renditions of any site you enter.
posted by tatochip (25 comments total)

 
potatoland does this better.
posted by angry modem at 8:05 PM on November 26, 2002


wow - that's quite cool but you have to admit, it's a slightly different "feel," you know?
posted by tatochip at 8:08 PM on November 26, 2002


Either it's not working for me, or I just don't get it. Probably the latter...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:08 PM on November 26, 2002


CNN looks kind of cool, too.
posted by jazon at 8:12 PM on November 26, 2002


Wow, The Shredder made my grungy-looking website ... grungier. Colour me impressed. I don't care for the Boxplorer, however. Novel idea but a tad boring.
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:15 PM on November 26, 2002


I'm with stavros - I don't get it. It's boxes. Yay. Boxes.
posted by Foaf at 8:18 PM on November 26, 2002


MeFi looks a ruled notebook.
posted by riffola at 8:18 PM on November 26, 2002


kinda interesting - some of them are rather piet mondrian.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:19 PM on November 26, 2002


I can get just about the same effect if I turn off the images in my browser. Not one of the most interesting things in my book.....
posted by SpaceCadet at 8:31 PM on November 26, 2002


For reinterpreting websites I prefer the pornolizer. Sample output. [NSFW]
posted by Wet Spot at 8:38 PM on November 26, 2002


It's just turning on table borders and stripping cell alignment and contents.
posted by scarabic at 8:50 PM on November 26, 2002


or... as the Pornalizer would say:
"It's just wanking on table farts and muff sniffing cell alignment and fucks."
posted by scarabic at 8:52 PM on November 26, 2002


Pornalizing a Fudd-dialectized page is also intewesting.

* resisting urge to translate into French... *
posted by gottabefunky at 9:03 PM on November 26, 2002


"Franklin "Big Cock" Delano Roosevelt "

man if i was a porn star.. that would so be my name
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 9:42 PM on November 26, 2002


CNN never looked better.

Pornalizing a Fudd-dialectized page is also intewesting.

Did I miss Fudd? Where was it?
posted by hama7 at 10:13 PM on November 26, 2002


Oh god hama, you got that right...

Funniest read I've had in some time. Actually makes the news make a lot more sense!
posted by Windopaene at 11:14 PM on November 26, 2002


Metafilter fpp ten years from now:

"A placid boat ride past dripps of harmonizing, doe-eyed unclefucks just doesn't cut it for kids raided on Quake and MTV."

Sigh.
posted by hippugeek at 12:27 AM on November 27, 2002


Headline: "Nigeria "Muffmuncher" Miss World strife goes on."
posted by wobh at 1:38 AM on November 27, 2002


Oh, I get it - it's like the Internet, only uglier.
posted by UKnowForKids at 6:20 AM on November 27, 2002


Some of the more interesting ones I've found:
- noogle
- somethingawful.com
- hotwired
- pixelobsessive.com
- pitchfork

It seems the more complex the page (ie, the more nested tables, includes, images, etc.) the better the output in Boxplorer. Still, I have to agree that potatoland is much more interesting.
posted by me3dia at 8:33 AM on November 27, 2002


Extensible HyperText Markup "Muffdiver" Language
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:22 AM on November 27, 2002


webstalker is my favorite alternative browser.
it takes a bit of fiddling to learn, but it can produce some startlingly beautiful effects
posted by dolface at 10:22 AM on November 27, 2002


Did I miss Fudd? Where was it?

I bewieve this is what you'we wooking fow.

Also of interest: Google in
Fudd
,
Pig Latin,
Klingon,
Bork,
and Hacker.
posted by Wet Spot at 12:07 PM on November 27, 2002


they may look better but they are still very boring.
posted by mary8nne at 6:31 PM on November 27, 2002


kinda reminds me of that simpson episode where they go to the boxfactory. boxes, wow boxes.....
posted by mary8nne at 6:32 PM on November 27, 2002


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