The stackexchange sites view represents the set of sites via an intriguing arrangement of squares of varying size and color when using the default "grid" view. But a legend for the layout has not been found.
A previous question here (What are the criteria used to represent Stack Exchange sites on the sites page?) established that the order is determined by the site creation date, shifted by the jQuery isotope plugin as needed for the layout. It also clarifies that the sizes are hard-coded based on some officially "fuzzy" relationship to site traffic and "Jin's whims". Assuming this is a misspelling of Jinn / Djinn / Genie, I take this to be confirmation that magic is involved :)
It prompts this follow-up question:
- What determines the color of site boxes?
- When did the grid view make its debut?
- When will the legend be revealed in its proper place, for all to see?
Thanks to @BenLee for supplying the image that my title yearned for :)