We have heard stories about sites like Flickr posting links to job postings via their HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) source codes. Let’s take a look at the top images and messages hidden in the source codes of websites. It is always a good practice to peek behind the veil at times–even if it just looks like gibberish to you. I always get a kick out of showing my students the codes that display the images, colors and texts that they see on websites. To view the source code in the various browsers, follow the simple processes below:
Chrome/Explorer/Fire Fox Browsers: CTRL + U, or on any page, RIGHT click + View Source
What you are looking at is the source code of the page that you are viewing. This information tells the browser how to display texts, images, etc. on your screen.
Flickr has been using this image to attract not only the attention of source code snoopers, but they also use it as a way to link to their job openings page.
Mashable, the popular technology and social media trending tracking site, has a nice image of their own.
Carly Fiorina’s name has been hijacked. The sheep above is called the “Demon Sheep”. I am guessing that is the webmaster’s name for Mrs. Fiorina. This hijack appears to have been done by disgruntled former employee(s) who may have been fired by her when she was the CEO of technology giant, HP. Mrs. Fiorina is currently campaigning to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 elections. Important lesson here, if you are planning to run for office, buy your name.
This site has amazing art for its visitors. However, if you look behind the “curtain” there is even more art. Caution, this site has explicit language (NSFW).
The popular blogging platform, Tumblr is among the favorite destination for photo-bloggers and teenagers. Interestingly, Tumblr was recently acquired by Yahoo. Yahoo is the company that now owns both Flickr and Tumblr. Could it be that Yahoo hates the letter “e”?