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    I remember using Web2Tile on WP7 to pin WebPages WITH THE WEBSITES LOGO to the start screen, a ND now the website is down, any other web alternatives out there for WP8?
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    Hi there,

    I've been wondering about this for a while now, and this is what I've found:

    web2tile.com is gone but there is a backup site located at web2tile-mig.dotcloud.com.

    However, you will notice that the script no longer works. That's because the author probably forgot to edit the icon URL within, as it still points to the old site. Taking a closer look at the script:
    [CODE]javascript: function jsonp(img) { document.body.style.margin = '0px'; document.body.style.padding = '0px'; document.body.style.border = 'none'; document.body.style.fontSize = 'medium'; document.body.style.color = '#000'; document.body.style.backgroundColor = '#fff'; document.body.innerHTML=' <img src="' + img + '" style="padding:0px;margin:0px;width:100%"/> <p style="margin:10px">stop the loading + pin to start<\/p> '; } function call() { var s = document.createElement('script'); s.src = 'http://www.web2tile.com/icon.php?url=' + document.location.href; s.type = 'text/javascript'; document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s); } void(call())[/CODE]

    To make it work again, what you need to do on your phone is find this part of the script (go to IE, favorites, long tap web2tile, edit)
    [CODE]'http://www.web2tile.com/icon.php?url='[/CODE]
    and replace it with:
    [CODE]'http://web2tile-mig.dotcloud.com/icon.php?url='[/CODE]

    Also, the method detailed in this post over at xda-developers to use a specific image for the tile still works.



    But (and here's the but) this still only works for WP7.5 devices. I have not been able to get it to work during my brief time with an in-store demo of a Lumia 820/HTC 8X. I'm assuming some of the changes made to IE in WP8 render this hack useless (which makes me wonder whether it still works on WP7.8 devices (which I can't test either because HTC still hasn't come forth with a release date for the upgrade)).


    Seeing as he hasn't been active here in ages I tried contacting the author via Facebook a while back to see if he's still interested in keeping up development, but I didn't get a response.


    There are some apps in the marketplace that offer mostly the same functionality, but they're no real alternative for me. Due to the limitations of WP7 they all either have a splash screen with long load times, or open a separate instance of IE (usually both IIRC) which has no access to standard functionality like favorites and tabs. :/

    Edit:
    Oh, one thing I forgot to mention: web2tile only works with http, not with https.
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