Uploading from html

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Hi guys,
I am trying to upload a large html page.

And I get the frustrating:
Sorry, an unexpected error occurred. Change the URL or try again?

http://zoom.it/fc0D

is there anything I can do ?
I am happy to edit the html page (maybe certain tags are difficult to render and I should avoid them)... or something else.

please
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Lorenzo,

zoom.it is not really for zooming in on HTML pages. It is meant as a way to quickly load only the parts of a high resolution image that you wish to look at.

Although the service is still operational, no one is working on it anymore. Live Labs was closed back in November of 2012. http://getsatisfaction.com/livelabs/t...
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Thanks Nathanal,
I appreciate that zoom.it is not really for zooming on HTML pages. My html page is infact very particular (just a sequence of images).
My question remains though: are there any guidelines we can follow to ensure that the service from html to dzi is successful.
thanks
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This thread probably has the most detail in it as far as the tools used for rasterizing the page. Especially note the last post by Aseem.

I suspect that whatever tool they're using just isn't set up to render a page as wide as yours, but perhaps you could render your page to .PNG yourself, and either upload it and point zoom.it at the .PNG or you could download Deep Zoom Composer and essentially run the local version of zoom.it on your own machine.

Of course, I wish that I had a better answer for you, but this is the best I can do as far as getting you the desired end result most quickly.
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I think yours is a fair answer. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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Okay, I am very much a newbie at rasterizing webpages.

Since you're a coder, this will be overkill on the explanation, but this is for anyone else who happens across this conversation.

I downloaded IECapt from SourceForge.
I then unzipped IECapt.exe and placed it in the root of my C drive.
I then opened a command prompt by choosing 'Run' from my Start menu and typing cmd.exe and pressing enter.

Since the command prompt opens by default in my user folder, I used the change directory command to point the command prompt at c:\ and then typed the basic capture command.

Here's everything I typed into the command prompt:
cd c:\

IECapt --url=http://nothing-to-hide.appspot.com/out.html?bigg --out=c:\bigger.png --min-width=21000


Unfortunately, IECapt does not use quite the same spacing as Internet Explorer does, and at the native resolution of the page's current styling, the smaller text on the page is not really legible.

I also could have specified a lower minimum width for the page to not generate so much white space on the right margin and I could have also cropped the extra space off before uploading, but I wanted to give you the largest minimum width size that I had gotten IECapt to succeed with on my PC so that if you increase the text size on your page, the code I pasted above will continue to be a large enough canvas to hold all your content.

In any case, here's the resulting .PNG image file.
Here it is on zoom.it
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Cool. I will look into your investigation. Thanks for that.