How Did He Do THAT?

That’s a question I ask myself almost daily – when looking at websites in general, and at blogs in particular. Just about everything I do in my blogs is copied from somebody else. There’s no classes “Blogging 101” etc.

Well, here is yet another reason why I push Firefox.

View Selection Source

If you are looking at a web page or blog, and you see a feature that intrigues you, simply:

  1. Highlight the portion of the webpage that interests you.
  2. Right click and select “View Selection Source”.
  3. A view page source window will pop up, with the code to produce just the highlighted elements, from step 1, highlighted.

What better way to learn? Try my sample article.

  • Click on the link.
  • Highlight the portion of the page beginning with “yesterday”, and ending with “Experience”. It helps to highlight objects before and after the area that interests you, to get the context.
  • Right click in the highlighted area, and select “View Selection Source”.
  • If you find the source, as displayed in the popup window, hard to read, just copy the highlighted code (Ctrl – C), open Notepad, and paste.
  • Voila.
  • So THAT’s how he (she) did it!

If you have just Internet Explorer or Opera, sorry. Get Firefox.

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