The crystalline structure of HTML

Reddit sent me to this Web site, which analyzes Web design using crystal-like tag-association graphs. First, this guy SO needs to open source the code he used to produce these graphs, because everybody could use a nice, abstract analysis of teh Web design. Second, the comparison of MSN and Google is so strikingly obvious under his model that I had to show it to you.

MSN tag structure graph
Google tag structure graph
Startling, isn't it. The comparative simplicity is obvious, not just visually, but structurally. Windows bloat writ large as a function of corporate design philosophy. I'm almost scared to see what this code would say about TR—which is exactly why I wish we could.

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