Downloading a complete website.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by kitki83, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Ok, I dont know if this is possible or illegal, but there are some sites that I want to visit but are slow loading. I want to be able to download the entirewebsite (html, artwork) to view on my computer without relying on ISP to connect to it. I dont know if this is legal or just a no-no for web. Anyway tips on how to do this legit would be nice. I am not using this for making my own site, just information I keep referring to in different links that takes forever.

    Thank you
  2. needlnerdz macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2006
    For some reason I feel like you are lying when you say that, due to previous questions about css and xhtml... but there is no problem with that- because you really should download all of the webpages and code that you can from the web, not to copy and pose as your own, but to test out, tweak, and alter until you understand how it all works and WHY it works. The best way to figure out how to make a website is to copy ones that you admire.. but only copy them offline! Once you are ready to post it to the web, you should really have made a signifigant number of changes.

    Anyways, the program you are wanting is called SiteSucker

    - Depending on how complex the website is, sometimes it will lack a complete download.. especially if image directories are somehow protected, or if images are hidden in the CSS in folders not used bythe main html.. it may have trouble finding them... but that is where you just view the site offline, check out what graphics are missing.. then snoop through the source code to locate their paths.

    good luck
  3. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Ok, dont want to be seen as stealing some sites code I ll come out. I just got a new game and the site to get info is jam from others navigating that I just wanted to download content to be able to read guides, stats and info easier rather than wait for 2 minutes wasting away time.

    thank you for the tip
  4. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    You can also do it with Adobe Acrobat Professional. It will create a pdf for you with links and everything.

    I don't know why people would consider it stealing if you got ideas from or even used some part of someone elses code.

    Hey we all do it all the time. Thats how we learn and get ideas! Oh well.:rolleyes:
  5. 4np macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    The Netherlands
    1. open a terminal session
    2. type: wget -d -r -l 20 URL

    type: man wget to view manual...
  6. iceprincess0966 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2006
    New Macs don't ship with wget. I just had to go find and download it yesterday on the intertubes.

    And really, do we want newbies playing in the terminal window?? ;)
  7. justG macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2007
    Orlando, FL, US

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