112 - Lesson 1 Notes
It is important to know how to download web pages and content
directly from the web. The process differs slightly depending
on which browser you are using to download the web page(s). Personal
preference as well as the suitability of a particular browser
will influence which browser you will use.
There are several options when you download content from the web
using Internet Explorer.
You may use: File > Save As > to save the html page in
two distinct ways:
Save as type:
Saving Images in IE
The easiest way to save images in Internet Explorer is to click
on the image you want to download to make it active. Then right
click on your mouse to reveal the popup menu and click on "Save
Save the images as you would save any file in any other program.
If you want it to be accessible to your web pages, be sure to
put it in the same folder as it was in on the web.
Note: Sometimes Internet Explorer will allow you to save
your images in a web compatible format (*.gif or *.jpg). Usually
it want you to save them images in the Windows *.bmp proprietary
format. If you encounter this problem, you may open the images
in an image editing program (Photoshop or Fireworks for example)
and resave the image in an appropriate web friendly format.
Alternatively you may save your images in Netscape, which doesn't
seem to exhibit this problem saving files in the original format.
Saving Images in Netscape
To save an image from Netscape, the process in nearly identical
to the process described above for IE. You simply select the image
and right click on your mouse. Then click on "Save Image
Saving Your HTML Page from Netscape
Saving HTML pages in Netscape is nearly identical to the process
for Internet Explorer except for the file types. You simply use
File > Save As the same way you do in IE. When you pull down
the menu under "Save as Type" you might only have one
option which is "All Files (*.*). Be sure to name your page
with the appropriate name and page extension (*.htm or *.html).
Alternative methods of saving pages
Like almost everything else involving HTML. there are several
other ways that you may save pages from the web. Here are a couple
In Internet Explorer, use View > Source to view the web page
in Notepad. Save the file as you would any other file. Be sure
to set the file type as "All Files (*.*)" and to give
your html page the proper html extension (*.htm or *.html).
If you know the password and login you may also download the
page or the entire site via an FTP program. Certain HTML editors
have built in FTP programs that make downloading and uploading
of page nearly effortless.
In this class will will primarily use the built-in FTP features
in Dreamweaver to upload and download or pages to the Internet.