PhantomJS: Headless WebKit with JavaScript API

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG.

var page = require('webpage').create();
console.log('The default user agent is ' + page.settings.userAgent);
page.settings.userAgent = 'SpecialAgent';
page.open('http://www.httpuseragent.org', function (status) {
    if (status !== 'success') {
        console.log('Unable to access network');
    } else {
        var ua = page.evaluate(function () {
            return document.getElementById('myagent').innerText;
        });
        console.log(ua);
    }
    phantom.exit();
});

Next to page automation, it also allows screengrabbing. A good use-case (as mentioned by Stephen Hay in his Fronteers ’12 talk) is including screenshots in generated style guides: change the CSS and automagically update the screenshots that go in the style guide by running Phantom

phantomjs rasterize.js https://www.bram.us/ bramus.pdf letter

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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