The previous view used 3 screen captures from my iMac, which were converted from TIFF to JPG format, posted on Picasa, and linked to the blog.
Today I decided to grab some HTML source data from my user report from Flag Counter ...
|<tr><td width="20"><span style="font-family: arial;">7.</span></td> <td width="11"><span style="font-size: x-small;"></span></td><td width="18"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><b><a href="http://www.blog.com/factbook/de/qQq"><img border="0" height="11" src="http://images.nnnhost.com/flags/de.png" width="16" /></a></b></span></td><td><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://www.blog.com/factbook/de/qQq" style="text-decoration: none;"><u>Germany</u></a></span></td><td width="1%"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">581</span></td><td width="16"><br /></td><td><tr id="hidden_de" style="display: none;"> <td colspan="8"><table border="0" cellspacing="4" style="width: 435px;"><blah><blah><blah>|
... and build my own tables in HTML which would present the same data.
It was a bit of work, but I was able to remove the things I didn't like, such as the states, districts and lesser jurisdictions. This approach also allowed me to get 100 countries into a lot less space than 10 countries took yesterday.
How much less space? Let's use some elementary math, shall we?
This file contains 356 kb of HTML and 0 kb of graphics (they are hosted elsewhere) = 356
Yesterday required 41 kb of HTML and 1151 kb of graphics (hosted by Google) = 1192
How much is that per country?
Today 356 kb ÷ 100 = 3.6 kb per country and yesterday 1192 kb ÷ 10 = 119 kb per country
That's 33 times as much space, per country, in yesterday's blog. You may think the world has an inexhaustible supply of data space, and that's very nearly true. But conserving data space is still a virtue in my book. If I knew more about HTML coding I could have saved a great deal more space, but it would have taken more software tools than I have on my old "blog-making" computer.
Anyway - here you go - is your country in this list? Are you one of my visitors?
(yes, of course, or you wouldn't be reading this)
Tomorrow we will cover the remaining 80 smaller countries.