I am in the process of migrating a Xoops site to Drupal and wanted to migrate the 'Web Links' module feature to my new Drupal based links directory.
One option that adds a field formatter for the link type field type is the pagepeeker module that integrates nicely with the link module. However for my purpose I wanted to avoid any additional costs or compromising my sites identity etc.
Welcome to mozshot.
mozshot is an open source server side ruby script with a CGI interface that allows you to capture a screen shot of your website / link etc and also format it as an image. e.g.
<a href="http://www.danlobo.co.uk/"> <img alt="" width="128" height="128" border="0" src="http://mozshot.nemui.org/shot?http://www.danlobo.co.uk/"> </a>
Best of all you can use mozshot for free on your website today with the minimal of code.
For example if you need a larger screenshot:
- Get 800x600 image: http://mozshot.nemui.org/shot/800x600?http://www.danlobo.co.uk/