Help! How do I DOWNLOAD a web page?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Paperstreet, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Paperstreet macrumors member

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    #1
    Here's the deal. I'm going on a road trip in a month, and I wanted to download jwires hotspot locations. I wanted to somehow have the web page stored in memory so that I didn't need internet access to access it. That way, I can pull the hotspot locator up, find the nearest hotspot, and get on for internet access.

    Am I making any sense here?

    THanks for your help.
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Well you can simply 'save as' the webpage. Offline you would be able to view it except the images. So if that list is not displayed as an image, it would be fine.
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    firefox has an option to save as... -> web page, complete.
    (this will create a folder with all images, etc. so that the webpage is really "complete" even offline.)

    other option is to print the page as PDF...
     
  4. Dr. Zauis macrumors member

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    i think file-->save as. But if you do that then you only get the text and not the pictures.
     
  5. stoid macrumors 601

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    I always use the Print>Save as PDF...


    It works great!
     
  6. 12ibookg4 macrumors regular

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    you could use IE and file-save as and then choose web archive. there are options like if you want to save pictures, movies, and save the pages that the page links to.
    but in safari the best way is just to save it as a pdf
     
  7. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    This is the best way.
     
  8. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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  9. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    Option+click is the quickest way to download (I do it all the time trying to hit command+click for a new tab :rolleyes: ). However as stated you don't get images, print as PDF would do the trick just great.
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You have two options:
    1. Save the web page(s) as PDF(s).
    Advantages: low bandwidth use, small files
    Disadvantages: links are not clickable, directory structure is not preserved
    2. Use SiteSucker to download the entire web site/page.
    Advantages: clickable links, directory structure is preserved
    Disadvantages: high bandwidth use, large files
     
  11. encro macrumors 6502

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    There is a util called Page Sucker which works really well.
     
  12. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Hey encro-
    If you post a link to Page Sucker, I'll post a link to SiteSucker...
     
  13. Paperstreet thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone have a link to SiteSucker or PageSucker?

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  14. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Alright, if you insist: SiteSucker
     
  15. tjwett macrumors 68000

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  16. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    go to versiontracker.com and search for one :rolleyes:
     
  17. itsumo macrumors member

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    Do you mean this thing?
    http://www.jiwire.com/jiwire-hotspots-offline-wap-avantgo-hotspot-directory-laptop.htm

    You can just download that normally like any other application. Or am I missing something? That downloads a copy of their directory as well; you just have to press quit or whatever at the start to stop it trying to connect to their live web server, according to their instruction.

    Apologies in advance for having misunderstood...
     
  18. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Just use iCab

    The best browser for saving pages is called iCab. iCab saves pages with all the graphics and videos included as one file.

    www.icab.de
     

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