This site's DNA

This looks like a really old post (I mean, it's from 2006 for goodness sake). Stay for the retro vibes but be aware any information in this post is likely way out of date.
A colourful DNA-style rendering of the site's code

There’s a clever company out there which can create a piece of artwork for your lounge wall based on your DNA. Apparantly they send a DNA sample kit out to you and you returm your DNA from which they make the art, and very nice it is too. But it does seem a lot of work and does cost quite a bit - labs generally don’t come cheap.

So why not get art from something you use every day - your favourite site, or your own site? Here’s where Thomas Baekdal comes in with his WEB2DNA. This parses your site, much like an RSS and allocates coloured lines depending on what markup it finds. Different types of site end up with their own unique artwork with more semantic sites getting brighter piccies than one which uses lots of font tags. Oh, and as Thomas points out, due to the way in which this is all constructed it works best in IE rather than the usual Firefox recommendation.