Shredder11 wrote:So are there any modern day web formatting portals or transcoding sites, that can send modern websites to the Atari in a much faster and more efficient way?
I found "Web Rendering Proxy", a small python program available for qt webkit here: https://github.com/tenox7/wrp/blob/master/wrp-qt.py
Running that on my Linux box and configuring CAB for proxy usage, I was able to get some nice monochrome rendered views of modern web sites.
How does it work? Shortly said, it takes the requested web page and renders a picture of it. Then it serves the picture as clickable jpg bitmap to the browser. The only configuration options are pixel width, height and jpg compression rate of the image. I used 600x350 at 50%.
It does not work very good with CAB, because it takes a lot of time for the ST to render a monochrome bitmap of the color jpg. And the clickable bitmap does not work as described. WRP was made for usage with older Netscape Browsers etc. on retro PCs, not for our slow Atari. But the idea is very good!
Maybe some developer could make it into something useful? Could it work better with monochrome GIF instead of color JPG?
Could it be made a part of the CE Software with the PI doing the job?