Digital Trends: How to save a webpage as a PDF, so you can view it offline. “Everyone eventually comes across a web page they need to save for sharing with teammates or doing offline research. You could just copy and paste the link, but sometimes it’s nice to have the page as an image that you can view offline, mark up, or print. The most flexible solution to this problem is creating a PDF file that can be viewed and sent nearly anywhere.”
MakeUseOf: Fix HTML Formatting Using Simple Shell Scripting . “If you often write HTML in an editor and then paste into WordPress, you’ll notice that sometimes annoying formatting tags (like tags) are added. Using simple shell scripts, you can automatically clean up that garbage HTML formatting with a few simple commands. Why use shell scripting? If you’re new to programming, it’s much, much better to start small. Not only are you less likely to give up, but you’ll have opportunities to stop and learn along the way. That said, your first programs can be really useful even if they’re also really simple.” A gentle introduction if you’re pretty computer savvy but don’t know a lot about shell scripting.
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine Playback… now with Timestamps!. “The Wayback Machine has an exciting new feature: it can list the dates and times, the Timestamps, of all page elements compared to the date and time of the base URL of a page. This means that users can see, for instance, that an image displayed on a page was captured X days before the URL of the page or Y hours after it. Timestamps are available via the ‘About this capture’ link on the right side of the Wayback Toolbar. “
NiemanLab: The internet isn’t forever. Is there an effective way to preserve great online interactives and news apps?. “[Meredith] Broussard and colleague Katherine Boss, the librarian for journalism, media, culture, and communication at NYU, are working on a workflow and on building tools to help organizations effectively and efficiently preserve their big data journalism projects, and putting together a scholarly archive of data journalism projects.”
Digital Trends: Want To Build Your Own Site? These Are The Best Website Builders To Do It With. “Not everyone wants to hire a company or avid programmer to make their website for them. Some of us would rather tackle it as DIY project, whether merely for the challenge, or simply because we can’t pony up the cash necessary to hire a fully-fledged professional. Choosing among the best website builders isn’t easy though. The features can be varied, and the pricing structure complex. To help you figure out which is the best website builder for you, we’ve put together a regularly updated list of our favorites to walk you through finding the right one.” Covers both free and premium options.
Hongkiat: Change Fonts on Any Websites with This Chrome Extension. “Ever wanted to see how a different font might look on a website? Using the Font Swap extension, this task is a breeze. It’s a free plugin for Chrome that lets you change out fonts based on certain filters. You can find whatever font a website is using, then target that font and replace it with anything else you like.”
SEO Roundtable: Google Wants You To Ignore The Cache Date. “Google’s John Mueller once before told us to ignore this cache date when it comes to thinking about when GoogleBot last crawled the site or the page. But in this case above, John is simply saying ignore the date, it doesn’t help you in any way for SEO purposes.” If the cache date is not reliable HOW ABOUT YOU JUST REMOVE IT.