Alexa Site Thumbnail Sample in Python

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This is a python snippet that can be used in various python frameworks to query Alexa Thumbnail Service.

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Submitted By: twkelvinn
AWS Products Used: Alexa Web Information Service
Language(s): Python
Created On: June 6, 2007 10:13 AM GMT
Last Updated: September 21, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
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Prerequisites

Running the Sample

  1. Extract the .zip file into a working directory.
  2. Edit the ThumbnailUtility.py file to include your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
  3. Open up the python interpreter and run the following (or you can include this in some app):
    from ThumbnailUtility import *
    create_thumbnail('kelvinism.com', 'Large')
    And for a list:
    from ThumbnailUtility import *
    all_sites = ['kelvinism.com', 'alexa.com', 'amazon.com']
    create_thumbnail_list(all_sites, 'Small')

Note: I think most people use Python (for doing web things) in a framework, so this code snippet doesn't include the mechanism of actually displaying the images, it just returns the image location. However, take a look in readme.txt for more examples of actually displaying the images and more advanced usage.

If you need help or run into a stumbling block, don't hesitate contacting me: kelvin [-at-] kelvinism.com

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