Today I found a utility that allows one to view any website as a graph. This graph is based off of the html structure and page structure of the website. It has real physical properties that allow the app to expand fluidly show the hierarchy of tags and pages. These graphs can be simple, like the site itself:
They can be intrinsically complex, like Amazon.com’s:
Here you can also see the graph for this very site:
These graphs, while pretty, can also show a lot about a site. Clean, methodical coding will create organized graph forms, while messy or busy coding will appear as a random organization of clusters. While not quantifiable, this utility can give site owners an alternate way to look at a site.