While browsing the site, many people may have thought, "I'm curious about the past pages of this site, but it's a bit annoying to access the Internet Archive and search on the Wayback Machine ." The free installable extension for Chrome and Firefox, Vandal , makes it easy to see the snapshots collected by the Wayback Machine. Vandal | Navigator for Web Archive https://vegetableman.github.io/vandal/ When you access the above URL, you will see the following. Vandal is available in Chrome and Firefox versions , but this time click "ADD TO CHROME" to install it in Chrome.
Then click "Add to Chrome".
Click Add Extension.
When the installation is complete, the following will be displayed.
If the icon does not appear on the toolbar, click the extension button in the shape of a puzzle piece and then click Vandal to display it.
I will use it immediately. This time, I am using the news site Japan Times , which is also used as an example on the official Vandal website. If you click the Vandal icon while browsing the site, the Vandal toolbar will be displayed at the top of the site, so click the button with the red frame.
Then, the calendar is displayed, so let's try selecting the snapshot of May 1, 2021.
As a result, the top page of The Japan Times on May 1, 2021 was displayed.
Click Graph to switch to a graph showing how often the Wayback Machine took snapshots by year. As a test, if you select the snapshot collected on May 17, 2011, 10 years before the article was created ...
The top page of The Japan Times, whose page width is quite different from 2021, was displayed.
Vandal also has a "Navigation History" function that shows the display history ...
"Resource Drawer" function that displays the time difference of the time stamp of the page element
There is also a "Historical View" function that allows you to see the transition of the page layout by arranging the thumbnails of the snapshots taken each year.
If you click the heart symbol on the right end of the toolbar ...
The donation page to the Internet Archive is displayed.
According to the author, Vegetableman , the name Vandal is named after Vandal Savage , the immortal villain in the American comic series Justice League .Copy the title and URL of this article
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