Occasionally an item in the net catches my eye, such as a recent email from the folks at Popular Science trying to entice me with all sorts of "goodies."
I seem to be on so many newsletters and email distribution lists that it makes my head spin. Funnily enough, I don't seem to remember signing up for most of them, but such is life on the Internet these days (when I came in to my office on Monday morning, 792 emails had arrived in my inbox since I left on Friday evening – of course most of these were SPAM, but you still have to scan through them to make sure that you haven't missed something important – give me strength).
But we digress. Occasionally there's an item that catches my eye. For example, I recently received an email from the folks at Popular Science trying to entice me with all sorts of "goodies." One item that did grab my attention was an Interactive Periodic Table.
This little scamp is really rather well done. Each item in the table is represented by a thumbnail image. Clicking on this image opens a small popup window with a larger image, a description of the element, and other useful facts and figures. Plus this window contains a link saying "Find out more about element xxx". Clicking on this link takes you to a much bigger page loaded with a nice collection of sumptuous images associated with this item in the table. And clicking on any of these images ... well, I'll leave you to discover that for yourself.
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