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This article was published on April 7, 2015

Watch your browser code Darth Vader and Reddit automatically

Watch your browser code Darth Vader and Reddit automatically
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Anyone who’s ever built a website knows just how much hard work goes into writing the CSS and HTML to make it look just right, but those who haven’t might not understand just how much work is involved.

Now you can experience that labor for yourself even if you’re not an ace coder. Watch these two amazing sites build themselves, in real time, right in front of you.

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On the first site, you can watch your browser construct the HTML and CSS behind Reddit’s community, showing the results in real time alongside the code. You can adjust the speed to be faster or slower if you get bored easily.

The second site is even better, constructing Darth Vader out of pure HTML and CSS before your eyes.

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These sites are a pretty cool insight into how to write fairly complex code and could be a great way to learn how it’s done.