tiesto.com
tiesto.com

Automating Website Screen Shots

So the other day I created an entry in my Websites category for djwebpages.com and got to thinking about how to use the domain.   This morning I thought I would try and tackle the automation of visiting a “dj webpage”, taking a screen shot, scraping some kinda of textual information, and posting it on djwebpages.com.  The idea here is to tile the website with links to dj webpages.  For the turnkey solution I will setup hosting (not wordpress), install a bootstrap template, create the automation routine, and then setup some kind of system to deliver urls to visit.  I want to make sure this is all as light as possible, with little to no maintenance needed.

To get started with the screen shot automation I jumped on google and did a few searches to come up with this:

An Automated Way to Take Screenshots of any Website – Free

I am really loving the cross domain wordpress linking feature!!   Thanks to Binary Moon I quickly found the following url:

https://s.wordpress.com/mshots/v1/http%3A%2F%2Ftiesto.com%2F?w=500

which will give me this:

Tiesto.com
Tiesto.com

 

This is everything I need to go to work, so stay tuned: djwebpages.com is finally about to get started.