Banquo builds off of Depict, a node library designed to use PhantomJS to take screenshots of interactive visualizations. Banquo is slightly different in that it is built to be called on a Node.js server and returns a base64-encoded version of the screenshot as jsonp, as opposed to saving the screenshot to a file.
As a result, Banquo doesn't run on the command line, as Depict does, but instead is called like the example below from another Node.js script.
NOTE: As of Banquo 0.3.0, it no longer requires you to install PhantomJs separately.
You'll generally install this as a dependency in your
npm install banquo --save
If you want to install it without adding it to your
package.json, run the command above without
You can set up your own service with banquo by cloning banquo-server.
Note: Banquo server uses an older version of Banquo. Pull request welcome.
Here's a basic standalone setup:
var banquo = ;var opts =mode: 'base64'url: 'america.aljazeera.com'viewport_width: 1440delay: 1000selector: '#articleHighlightList-0';banquo;
Or if mode is
true you get the body markup. This behavior will be standardized in future versions so that just by setting
true you'll get a third argument of the
bodyMarkup. Pull request welcome.
var banquo = ;var opts =mode: 'save'url: 'america.aljazeera.com'viewport_width: 1440delay: 1000selector: '#articleHighlightList-0'scrape: true;banquo;
||The former will save a file to the
|url||yes||null||String||The website you want to screenshot.|
|viewport_width||no||1440||Number (Pixels)||The desired browser width. Settings this to a higher number will increase processing time.|
|delay||no||1000||Number (Milliseconds)||How long to wait after the page has loaded before taking the screenshot. PhantomJS apparently waits for the page to load but if you have a map or other data calculations going on, you'll need to specify a wait time.|
||String (CSS selector)||The div you want to screenshot.|
|css_hide||no||null||String (CSS selector)||Any divs you want to hide, such as zoom buttons on map. Defaults to none.|
|out_file||no||'./image_%Y-%m-%d.png'||String (File path)||The name and location of the image file you want to save. Defaults to
|user_agent||no||null||String||Set a custom user-agent string.|
|scrape||no||false||Boolean||If set to true and