12 Jan 2007

CE Project: Worlds Widest Webpage

Hi CEans!

I'm always full of weird ideas*. I've been thinking about having something interesting on CE Labs which will attract world's attention. Something which is simple to do. Something which is Crazy.

So I'm thinking about building World's Widest Web Page on CE. I'd like to know your thoughts on this. So, how easy is it to build one? How do we go about it? How much time will it take? What all do we put on the WWWP?...

Crazy, right?
-The Big K-
*CE
was one of them 😁
vibhor_one

vibhor_one

Branch Unspecified
13 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

The_Big_K
Hi CEans!

I'm always full of weird ideas*. I've been thinking about having something interesting on CE Labs which will attract world's attention. Something which is simple to do. Something which is Crazy.

So I'm thinking about building World's Widest Web Page on CE. I'd like to know your thoughts on this. So, how easy is it to build one? How do we go about it? How much time will it take? What all do we put on the WWWP?...

Crazy, right?
-The Big K-
*CE was one of them 😁
hi,

ur idea is really good one...for building a WWWP.....on CE but i want to know what purpose it will solve....????

vibhor_one
13 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

vibhor_one
hi,

ur idea is really good one...for building a WWWP.....on CE but i want to know what purpose it will solve....????

vibhor_one
Purpose is clear - To get the attention and having fun!

It will also give us the joy of having involved in something that might go into Guinness Records 😉 . Morever we'll get a chance to learn from the challenges which we face while working on an 'online' project 😁

-The Big K-
Neha

Neha

Branch Unspecified
14 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

That seems to be a superb idea! Great going Biggie, but how can we achieve it? We need more information on that.
Jerry

Jerry

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14 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

Great idea Big K! I wonder why this thread is not so active. Where are all Crazy Engineers hiding? 😒

We can put a horizontal scale on WWWP to measure the length. I also propose that we link the page content to the thread so that the page gets updated (and wider) everytime there is a new post on the thread. But I don't know if this is possible.
15 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

Neha
That seems to be a superb idea! Great going Biggie, but how can we achieve it? We need more information on that.
Jerry
Great idea Big K! I wonder why this thread is not so active. Where are all Crazy Engineers hiding? 😒

We can put a horizontal scale on WWWP to measure the length. I also propose that we link the page content to the thread so that the page gets updated (and wider) everytime there is a new post on the thread. But I don't know if this is possible.
Thanks for the support, Jerry & Neha 😁 . It will take some time for the discussions & action to pick up pace. We'll do it anyways. Any takers?

-The Big K-
A SudhaKar

A SudhaKar

Branch Unspecified
15 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

Fine !!! Sounds good,

Great concept you came with biggie,

Lets see how the target reaches.

Eagerly Awaiting...

Regards,
-A.SK...
aashima

aashima

Branch Unspecified
18 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

I am little confused as what actually is the Widest WebPage for? Biggie could you be a little more elaborate? Though surely the idea is crazy and would be great fun to work on!!
20 Jan 2007
Re: Project WWWP

aashima
I am little confused as what actually is the Widest WebPage for? Biggie could you be a little more elaborate? Though surely the idea is crazy and would be great fun to work on!!
Well, Widest Webpage, (I hope) will -
  1. Attract attention
  2. Give us the feeling of having done something 'big'
  3. Give us the confidence that we can successfully execute project online.
  4. Give us lots & lots of fun! 😁
That's it. Doesn't make sense? Who cares? 😁

-The Big K-
aashima

aashima

Branch Unspecified
01 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

It does make sense! So what are the plans to get started?
03 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

aashima
It does make sense! So what are the plans to get started?
Not an enthusiastic response on this thread so far. Probably we need more Crazy Engineers who'll be thrilled to be involved in WWWP project.

We'll also need someone who can work out a plan. We'll need a technical expert 😁 who can take initiative to get the things started.

-The Big K-
trekfan

trekfan

Branch Unspecified
05 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

I don't know much about web design, but wouldn't it be fairly simple to just upload an image of ridiculous proportions (like 314159265x1 pixels) to make it a ridiculously wide web page?
06 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

trekfan
I don't know much about web design, but wouldn't it be fairly simple to just upload an image of ridiculous proportions (like 314159265x1 pixels) to make it a ridiculously wide web page?
That's one of the way to do it. How about making it more interesting by using content generated by CEans instead of a simple image? Of course, we can use the image as a scale to measure the length 😉

Any thoughts?

-The Big K-
pad

pad

Branch Unspecified
07 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

The_Big_K
Hi CEans!

I'm always full of weird ideas*. I've been thinking about having something interesting on CE Labs which will attract world's attention. Something which is simple to do. Something which is Crazy.

So I'm thinking about building World's Widest Web Page on CE. I'd like to know your thoughts on this. So, how easy is it to build one? How do we go about it? How much time will it take? What all do we put on the WWWP?...

Crazy, right?
-The Big K-
*CE
was one of them 😁
i think this kind of "World's Widest Web Page" is not feasible (or at least depend on the Web server/ OS or the programming language used)
Reason:
any acript in endless loop can generate an endless stream of characters so theoretically everyone can have the "World's Widest Web Page" as an infitite stream of characters.
now think about the experience the user will have while loding such an endless stream in her browser...
1. most probably browser will crash as a result of buffer over-flow.
2. OS networking layer may become unoperational while buffering the result of http resquest.
3. user will be billed for that page endlessly as long as that page is open and stream is still coming (or brower/OS crashes... by the way this may be a good way to experiment whether OS is better or browser)

more over no server host will provide such kind of "functionality" (well quite literally it is shooting one's own feet)

i'm not in favour of such an experiment...
07 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

Hello pad,

I did some (re)search on the internet and found out that few guys have worked out World's Longest Web Page, which is around 600+ kilometer long. My gut feeling says we can build world's widest page which will load in the browser without any problem.

Btw, is there any way we can do it anyway? How about thinking something innovative that should take care of all the practical problems that you mentioned? If you say, we can find a suitable web host who will allow us to do that (if it is required).

I was thinking about having content display on the browser as the user scrawls sideways. That should solve the problem and also result in better(?) user experience. Let me know what you think.

Let us welcome more thoughts on this.

-The Big K-
DEP

DEP

Branch Unspecified
25 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

The_Big_K
Hi CEans!

I'm always full of weird ideas*. I've been thinking about having something interesting on CE Labs which will attract world's attention. Something which is simple to do. Something which is Crazy.

So I'm thinking about building World's Widest Web Page on CE. I'd like to know your thoughts on this. So, how easy is it to build one? How do we go about it? How much time will it take? What all do we put on the WWWP?...

Crazy, right?
-The Big K-
*CE was one of them 😁

hey biggie, your idea is not at all weird...its superb.
i do know the basics of web designing and can make significant contributions if n only if you elaborate what you exactly mean by"WWWP"...
Rocker

Rocker

Branch Unspecified
25 Feb 2007
Re: Project WWWP

trekfan
I don't know much about web design, but wouldn't it be fairly simple to just upload an image of ridiculous proportions (like 314159265x1 pixels) to make it a ridiculously wide web page?
trekfan, could you elaborate on it a little more? I think putting an image of the dimensions that you mentioned should work. But how to create such an image? 😒

DEP
hey biggie, your idea is not at all weird...its superb.
i do know the basics of web designing and can make significant contributions if n only if you elaborate what you exactly mean by"WWWP"...
DEP, WWWP is World's Wides Web Page. The idea is great and I've not seen any website which has tried such a project 😉 . If you know the basics of web designing, can you write about how to go about this project? How can we start?
crook

crook

Branch Unspecified
05 Mar 2007
Re: Project WWWP

I wish I knew HTML 😕 . How can I contribute to WWWP? I can make it popular among my friends 😁
pad

pad

Branch Unspecified
14 Mar 2007
Re: Project WWWP

The_Big_K
Hello pad,

I did some (re)search on the internet and found out that few guys have worked out World's Longest Web Page, which is around 600+ kilometer long. My gut feeling says we can build world's widest page which will load in the browser without any problem.

Btw, is there any way we can do it anyway? How about thinking something innovative that should take care of all the practical problems that you mentioned? If you say, we can find a suitable web host who will allow us to do that (if it is required).

I was thinking about having content display on the browser as the user scrawls sideways. That should solve the problem and also result in better(?) user experience. Let me know what you think.

Let us welcome more thoughts on this.

-The Big K-
Hi...
read
https://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_fe_st/the_church_of_pi

may be Pi can help us in generaring the widest/longest webpage... and also with a message ;-)
06 Apr 2007
Re: Project WWWP

pad
Hi...
read
https://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_fe_st/the_church_of_pi

may be Pi can help us in generaring the widest/longest webpage... and also with a message ;-)
Yep that's a good idea. I think we can do a better job by having users to contribute to the WWWP.

Its a crazy idea. But we need lots of active people to get it done.

-The Big K-
09 Apr 2007
Re: Project WWWP

CEans!

Those who still doubt if World's Widest Web Page is possible - Have a look at this website : - https://www.onemilewebsite.com/ !

Now we have a challenge, what say?

Tasks -

  1. The idea used by above website is fantastic. Can we think something on similar lines?
  2. I personally think of a 'form' which our CEans fill in & it gets uploaded to the WWWP, so that with every new entry, our WWWP widens 😁
  3. Clear all self-doubts. Let's get started! HTML Gurus! Where are you? (any other alternatives on how to implement this?)
Cummon folks! Its our chance to put our name in the World Record Holder's list - yep, you are included! 😀

-The Big K-
Mayur Pathak

Mayur Pathak

Branch Unspecified
10 Apr 2007
Re: Project WWWP

Thats a good website. But I'm not sure why they have developed such a thing. I didn't find any value in creating such a page, although indeed the concept is innovative.

Anyway, why do some thing on the similar line? We will do some thing different. I'm an absolute novice as far as technology goes. So I won't be much of help. But I urge all the intelligent CEans 😎 to come up with suggestions and ideas.

So shoot!
Rocker

Rocker

Branch Unspecified
10 Apr 2007
Re: Project WWWP

mayurpathak
Thats a good website. But I'm not sure why they have developed such a thing. I didn't find any value in creating such a page, although indeed the concept is innovative.

Anyway, why do some thing on the similar line? We will do some thing different. I'm an absolute novice as far as technology goes. So I won't be much of help. But I urge all the intelligent CEans 😎 to come up with suggestions and ideas.

So shoot!
Why they developed such a thing...

Sometimes we do something just for the heck of fun. I'm game for WWWP. I can contribute to adding stuff to the page. But someone expert in setting up a webpage may help.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
17 Mar 2008
Re: Project WWWP

Alright, at the moment, the idea we have is to put all the members usernames and their disciplines. That is a good start! Maybe we can enlist CEans to list all members in a document file first.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
04 Apr 2008
Just wanted to update 😀

ash- communications engineer

That string is around 7.5cm long with Verdana size "4". I'm not sure what would be the average length.. but i'll select 8cm as an arbitrary figure.

With roughly 10k members, we will make it to around 800m if we put our usernames and discipline (with that font and size).
ash- communications engineer

At size "7", the string is 20cm long. Multiply that by 10k, you'll get 2km. With every 1000 new members, we can increase the length by 200m. Thats a start, at least 😉

So, any suggestions on what else to make it longer? Anything else we can add?

[EDIT]
It is more desirable to put user generated content. For example, we can have a story game in which members say three words, while the next member continues with another three. Something like that. Stir that brain of yours, CEans!
joe3204

joe3204

Branch Unspecified
27 Apr 2008
found this website dedicated to horizantal scrolling. The Horizontal Way - an horizontal showcase for horizontal scrolling websites.
They have a template available for download. that might be a good place to start.
27 Apr 2008
Oh Good! Joe, I was thinking of having CEans to code an engine that will keep the wwwp growing horizontally.

Btw, thanks for sharing the site URL. I think we can build on this idea. What say?
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
23 Mar 2011
Re: Project WWWP

The_Big_K
CEans!

Those who still doubt if World's Widest Web Page is possible - Have a look at this website : - https://www.onemilewebsite.com/ !
The website mentioned here does not work anymore. Anyone game for working on this project as a team? 😀

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