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Outputting destination URL's as thumbnail images

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I've a little problem I need some advice on. Being fairly new to java programming (only covered the basics at university so far), you'll have to bare with me if the solution's obvious!

Here's what I want to do:

To write a little program that will give forum members the opportunity to display their webpages as thumbnails (in their profile) just by typing in the URL. My forum's coded using php. I'd prefer the images to be 'live' so any updates will automatically appear on the thumbnail.
Would I need to create some sort of webot that goes to the destination URL, captures the webpage and sends an image back to the forum? If so, how would I write one?

Any help, advice and handy coding hints would be much appreciated.. :-)

Nov 27 '06 #1
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You could use an iframe or a div and make the content the page your looking for that way it will always be the latest version, but it probably won't look very good.
Nov 28 '06 #2

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Agree with AricC

Iframe or Ajax

To make it look as if its a thumbnail, to actually make it an image you would have to make a program that captures their site.
Nov 28 '06 #3

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