Weekly Poll: Do You View Source on Sites?

If you’ve ever developed websites at all, chances are you’ve used your browser’s View Source option. It’s a great way to look at what’s going on behind the scenes, and if you know what you’re looking for, you can often use it to see what frameworks and CMS powers the site. Sometimes, you’ll even find a special easter egg, ASCII art, or message hidden in the source.

In most browsers now, you can use the Inspect Element view to find out even more about the site you’re on, easily seeing what fonts are used on the page, or the individual images used to make the site look the way it does. For the curious among us, it’s a great way to see how others put their sites together.

I personal look at other sites’ source all the time, which made me wonder how many others compulsively check site source. Do you ever view the source of sites you visit? Or do you never think about what’s going on behind the scenes in your browser?


  • http://idevgirl.com Jussie Hay

    I always do it, I guess I’m just nosey or curious.

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