Inspect Your Data Source (Introduction)
00:00 Okay. Let’s get started with Part 1, which is all about inspecting the page that you want to eventually scrape. We’re going to look at a couple of different tools that you can use for that, starting off with just exploring the website as a normal user, which means you go there with your browser and you essentially just click around and find out how is it structured and how does a normal user interact with this page. Then, we’re going to look at information that is hidden in URLs.
00:28 There’s actually a lot of information in there that can help you with understanding how the site is structured and how you can extract information from it, also on a programmatic basis.
00:38 Then, we’re going to look at inspecting the site even more deeply using developer tools. If you don’t yet know what developer tools are, don’t worry about it.
00:46 We’re going to talk in-depth about it in this chapter later on. So just know for now that it’s a way for you that’s built into the browser where you can inspect the structure of the website that you’re working with and learn a lot more about it. Okay!
01:02 Let’s get started with exploring the website, starting off just as a normal user in your browser. See you in the next lesson!
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