ShrinkTheWeb Adds Automatic Support for Inside Page Captures

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To simplify the process of making requests of specific inside pages, ShrinkTheWeb has removed the parameter that was once necessary to complete these request types.

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To benefit from this new enhancement, users would still need to upgrade to the “Inside Pages” PRO feature and then it will work automatically.

Throughout the history of the company, ShrinkTheWeb has continually made changes to its system in an effort to further simplify its automated process of capturing website screenshots. They began this process when they introduced a single-line of PHP code that would call on their generators at ShrinkTheWeb to automatically load and capture the screenshot of a requested website. As they expanded their system to include unique PRO features such as inside pages, they accomplished this by adding parameters to the PHP request code for each feature.

While adding a parameter may not be a big deal in most cases, when using the ShrinkTheWeb embedded method for a large number of requests, adding or removing this feature could become tedious. Now that the system automatically detects requests for inside pages, and if the user is currently subscribed to the feature, users no longer need to manually specify these request types within the php code.

According to ShrinkTheWeb documentation, no changes will be necessary for previously existing requests. This is not the only change ShrinkTheWeb has made to further automate its system. They also recently updated their security API and account API to auto detect what features a user is subscribed to from within their integration. This means once a user upgrades their service within the ShrinkTheWeb portal any integration making use of these APIs will also be updated with the proper account levels. To benefit from this new enhancement, users would still need to upgrade to the “Inside Pages” PRO feature and then it will work automatically.

By definition the ShrinkTheWeb service is already fully automated. It seems however that developers at ShrinkTheWeb not only want to automate the capture of website screenshots but also automate the installation and use of their service as well. Website designers and application developers can all take advantage of this set it and forget it design approach when integrating web page screenshots into their projects.

About ShrinkTheWeb™
ShrinkTheWeb offers a service to fully automate the capture and delivery of web page
screenshots. The company was founded in 2009 and has been a driving force in the emerging automated website screenshot marketplace. ShrinkTheWeb has always held fast to the idea that website screenshots will eventually become a staple of the Internet. They will become a commonplace replacement or enhancement to simply showing a link. They are the natural evolution to linking and referencing on the web.

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