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Show HN: Tool to turn your HTML into a collapsible tree (peterbe.com)
36 points by peterbe on May 16, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 22 comments

Neat idea. At first it wasn't completely obvious to me that you could click on a node to expand it. You might want to add just a little bit of text to help people out there.

Additionally, it seems that as the graph spreads to the right it disappears outside of the div and I can't find any way to click or scroll to keep following it horizontally.

This perfectly illustrates the table-hell the hackernews is designed on.

Is it because of tables, or because the HTML is not valid?

I had reported this sometime back, but was turned down: https://github.com/HackerNews/HN/issues/78

Yeah won't even open the tables for me, and wow 38.1kb.

Nice project. Very smooth. You should make a todo list app out of this. The tree layout would make it very easy to organize projects and tasks.

One thing: you should increase the minimum size of the smallest sized clickable circles. They're hard to click on to expand.

A minimum is coming. I have a friend and colleague who's hopefully going to help me make the area of the circles be proportional to the size instead of the radius. Then we'll give it a minimum.

Just take the radius to be the square root of the size and then multiply it by a suitable scaling constant.

This will ensure that the area, which is proportional to the square of the radius, remains proportional to the size.

Tree based todo list: http://todo.yt

Woah thank you. Did you make this? My only problem is that when I check off a task the loading icon stays up forever.

Entered http://www.google.com, got infinite loading spinner.

Worked now http://htmltree.peterbe.com/?url=www.google.com Could have just been a dead squirrel in the pipes. All cleared.

nice, i'd prefer more to be unfolded from the get-go. maybe 3 levels

I kinda like the idea of starting gently so you can see what's going on.

smooth. Though, for some reason it couldn't parse my top-level address. Worked fine if I provided a second level URL

What was the URL so I can debug?

I checked again. It's working now.

Cool! Can't scroll right though? :(

What browser?

firefox 29 on ubuntu 14.04. Unable to scroll right when the tree expands past the windows width.

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