URL/Webpage 🖥

Do you want to display a webpage on your public screens? Real-time display of bus-tables, energy-reports or another webpage that is customized for public screens? 

Must be made for public screens

Few web pages are designed for this type of use. The website will take over parts of the information screen, and can quickly cause errors in the display. The error is often due to the web page displayed, and/or equipment and local network on the relevant screen.

Unfortunately, we do not have the access or capacity to troubleshoot, but here are things that are important to think about:

  • Test on your equipment: Even if it displays well in preview, it is not certain that you have equipment that can display modern CSS and Javascript.
  • Pop-up alerts can not be hidden if they are placed on the website.
  • Login to the website is not possible. It must have an open address.
  • HTTPS is required (the adress must start with https://)
  • Readability: Layout and text should be readable, even at a distance. The page should also be made so that the layout will adjust itself to different screen-sizes.
  • Download time: The page must be easy to read and quick - heavy or slow pages will lead to an unstable display. 
  • Permission: Content on the website may be protected by copyright or the like.
  • Firewall: Some info screens are connected to networks with firewall restrictions. If that is the case, you must open up for the website in the firewall.
  • iframe: We use iframe, code for including a webpage in another webpage, to display webpages on public screens. The webpage you want to display must be open for for display in iframe on external pages. 

Webpages will be displayed differently depending on the resolution of the screen, content and technology of webpage, browser, operative system and which hardware that is used. The display of a webpage can therefore be displayed differently on the public screen than the way it looks when you preview it on your own machine. 

Create a URL-post

  1. Go to "New Post" and select the Webpage-post.
  2. Copy and paste the address of the web page you want to display, in the address field.
  3. Make your settings for display and save the post.

Good luck! Hope it works well for you!

Zoom in the URL-post

It is possible to set the zoom level on the display of the URL-post. Grab the slider and zoom in or out, and preview before saving.

Webpages that have settings for how they appear in different resolutions (so-called Responsive Web Design) will adapt to the zoom.

If the webpage does not display

There are two common causes to why webpages will not appear on public screens and/or in preview.

HTTP cannot be displayed

HTTPS is required (the adress must start with https://).

Many people use HTTP for screen display and HTTPS for administration, so you may find that the page is not displayed in preview, but that it is displayed on the physical screen.

You can read about the difference between HTTP and HTTPS on Wikipedia. Contact the supplier of the web page to see if it is available in https://.

Pages may be blocked for display

We use iframe, code for including a webpage in another webpage, to display webpages on public screens. Some pages have a barrier towards display in an iframe on external websites. Unfortunately, for such pages, there is nothing we can do on our behalf, but we can help you test if this applies to the page that you want to display.

The solution to displaying such a page is that the site provider allows for display in iframe on external pages. We recommend you contacting the supplier and explaining what you want to show and where, and asking if they can open it for such use.

The webpage-post cannot display in the mobile app

This post-type is not yet supported in the mobile app, PinToMind Go.

Questions? Contact us at support@pintomind.com!