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Design/UX #13998: Homepage Redesign

Screenshots of current/old Commons pages

Added by Colin McDonald about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Matt was wondering if there's a relatively easy way to grab screenshots for posterity of the Commons pages that will be changing when we launch the redesign. I thought Boone/Ray/Sara might know of a tool of some sort for doing this automatically. Otherwise, perhaps one of us could just manually grab shots of the homepage (public and non) and primary nav pages before we go live and store them as attachments in this ticket or some other safe place.


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Updated by Raymond Hoh about 2 years ago

If we wanted to use a web service that offers a URL to screenshot API, there are a few out there that offer free plans like:

Those two services offer 100 screenshots per month for free.

If we are only going to capture a few pages though, should just do it manually.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago

I agree with Ray that it makes sense to do it manually if we just want a small number (say, the 10-12ish internal page types).

Actions #3

Updated by Raymond Hoh about 2 years ago

Instructions to take screenshots in Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/take-screenshots-firefox

Instructions to take screenshots in Chrome: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-screenshot-on-google-chrome#gpt-post-sai-desktop_in_post_ad-desktop-3

There are also browser extensions you can use, but these are the native browser solutions.

Also, I was checking out the Wayback Machine and you can view some older versions of the Commons there. The oldest one with CSS available is this page: https://web.archive.org/web/20091218083503/http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/.

Actions #5

Updated by Matt Gold about 2 years ago

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing this, Ray. I've captured some screenshots, as well. I appreciate it!

Actions #6

Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago

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Marking this as resolved.

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