artviper.net – thumbnails for websites

18 11 2007


Having seen these website thumbnails at w3csites, I have found them pretty useful.

If you want a small thumbnail of any website, just link as an image to:

http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?url=websiteaddress

for instance like this:

You can also specify different image sizes using additional parameters, for instance adding &w=240&h=180&sdx=1024&sdy=768&q=90 to the end of the previous example would give a thumbnail with width 240px, height 180px taken on a screen of resolution 1024×768 with a jpeg quality of 90%.

Below is a full list of parameters, as detailed on their site.

url the URL you want to capture
w the width of the thumbnail
h the height of the thumbnail
sdx the screen port size ( i.e. 1024 ) width
sdy the screen port size height
q the quality of the image ( jpeg ) – from 30 to 90 %
rot rotate the image yes / no ( 1 / 0 )
deg degree of rotation ( from – to 360 )
bg background color when rotated in hex, without #

All images taken using artviper take a while to appear, but I’ve found that after around 24 hours they are done. They are cached, so they only need to be generated once.

More details at artviper.net.


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21 10 2008
FameGadget

thanks, nice info. I use this in my web

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