This is my first post from my mobile. I got this new set today. Spend a very cool day today with my family & little Afif. Continue reading Gone with the wind
I had been introduced to escenic content management framework in last june. After getting introduced our first project was developing solution for IDG, a famous magazine publishing company. We started developing the solution for http://www.idg.no in may and today, the site has been launched. beside our nordic partner, we were around 7 developer here in … Continue reading IDG.no – our project for last 4 months is now live
আমি ছোটবেলায় কাজ না থাকলে বাসার ছাদে বসে থাকতাম ঘন্টার পর ঘন্টা। ঠিক সামনেই খুব প্রিয় একটা ইউক্যালিপ্টাস গাছ ছিল, বাতাসে তার দুলুনি ভাল লাগত খুব। মাঝে মাঝে ঘুড়ি ওড়াতাম – লাটাই ধরে বসে থাকতাম সকাল থেকে বিকাল পর্যন্ত। কয়েকদিন আগে মেজআপু নতুন বাসা নিল, অনেক খোলামেলা – অনেক আলো। আমার বাসা টা একদম বদ্ধ … Continue reading মেঘ দেখতে ইচ্ছে করে খুব, ছোটবেলার মত
Last night Tipu has been snatched in Gulshan 1. The bloddy muggers took away his laptop, mobile and wallet. He had also been injured by those creatures of hell. Feeling extremely sorry for him. He is the most goody-goody boy in our office and one of my most favorite colleague. So when I got that … Continue reading Blowing in the wind, my friend
It was a great party yesterday we had at somewherein. From this month we started the phpexperts monthly meeting which is sponsored by somewherein this month. Yesterday we were scheduled to start at 3:00 pm. The first who knocked the door were tahsin, najnin and kamrunnahar. Tahsin is the member of phpexperts and other two … Continue reading phpexperts get-together at 16th september, 2006
I join PageFlakes this month as a Flake Developer. PageFlake team recently won the Ajax StartPage race beating Microsoft and Google. As a result, one of the most successful venture capital company BenchMark capital invetsed $5 million in pageflakes. PageFlakes has around 18 members here in Bangladesh, one of the greatest developer team I have … Continue reading Working for PageFlakes
Packt arranged this open source CMS award since july. People could cast vote for their favorite CMS and The top five were supposed to be selected in first round. The first round is over. The following CMS are the top scorer and now you can vote among these five. The top three will be awarded … Continue reading Five Great CMS to vote – Packt Open Source Award
Yesterday Dhaka was a hot city due to political strike of opposition party. I was in home with new idea and works. I wake up at 9PM and started writing the pending and last chapter of my wordpress book, “developing widgets and plugins”. Ayesha and Afif went to a relatives house so that I was … Continue reading A brand new day
Joshua Eichorn, the author of “Understanding AJAX” and a renowned php developer recently released WebThumb, a site to create thumbnails of web pages. The whole system is developed in c and it uses Mozilla engine to render the webpage into images. Shortly after publishing WebThumb, he released a set of API so that developers can create thumbnails from their applications. This API is very simple to use. In this Article we are going to discuss how we can incorporate WebThumb API in PHP to create thumbnail of web pages from our PHP applications.
Using WebThumb API, you can generate a thumbnail in three steps. First you have to place a request containing the URL. As soon as your request is successful, WebThumb store your request in queue. That means you are not getting the thumbnail instantly (well, there are other factors also. to fetch an url requires time, so it is not possible to generate the thumbnail in real time) – In second step you have to check whether your thumbnail has been generated or it is still in the queue. If you get a green signal, you will proceed to the third step where you have to request a download URL of your thumbnails. Before jumping into the code, let’s take a look to the API format.
Step 1: Place a request
To request thumbnail for an URL, you should post an XML message to the WebThumb server in the following format
<webthumb> <apikey>apikey here</apikey> <request> <url>webthumb.bluga.net</url> </request> </webthumb>
You may wonder at this stage that we didn’t discus about the apikey yet. So what is this and where from you can obtain your key? Continue reading “Creating Thumbnail of WebPages using WebThumb API”
Joshua Eichorn recently released a fantastic service for creating thumbnail of webpages at runtime. The service is named as “WebThumb” . Later he relased some API for developers to incorporate the service using a API-Key. The API-Key is available after registering at the site. Today I made a PHP Wrapper of his WebThumb API using … Continue reading Generate Thumbnail of Any Webpage using PHP