Continuous web: A new image-based hypermedia and scape-oriented browsing

Hiroya Tanaka, Katsumi Tanaka

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Abstract

Conventionally, Web pages have been recognized as documents described by HTML. Image data, such as photographs, logos, maps, illustrations, and decorated text, have been treated as sub-components of Web documents. However, we can alternatively recognize all Web pages as images on the screen. When a Web page is treated as an image, its HTML data is considered to be metadata which describes the image content. Taking such a viewpoint, we propose a new image-based hypermedia which we call continuous web. In our model, there is no distinction between Web images and other images such as photographs. Regarding everything on the Web as images leads us to consider a new style of browsing and navigating. We use the term scape-oriented browsing. We define a scape as a collection of continuously accumulated images. For example, whenever we walk in the real world, we can perceive and remember various forms of information through a scape process. Here, we describe new methods for scape-oriented browsing, such as see-Through anchors, parallel navigation, and peripheral scape presentation. We have designed and implemented a prototype system based on our model. Our system offers continuous browsing and navigation to users. We explain our concepts and discuss the effectiveness and potential of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages240-241
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)1581139128, 9781581139129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 19
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004 - New York, United States
Duration: 2004 May 192004 May 21

Other

Other13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period04/5/1904/5/21

Keywords

  • Hyperimage
  • Images
  • Scape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Tanaka, H., & Tanaka, K. (2004). Continuous web: A new image-based hypermedia and scape-oriented browsing. In Proceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004 (pp. 240-241). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/1013367.1013415