manifestR: get your sites offline
HTML5 features appcaching, a way to make your web sites and apps work offline, and to increase their performance as well.
To learn more about the HTML5 appcache, read our comprehesive overview to get you started.
So what does manifestR do?
manifestR is a bookmarklet, which you drag to your bookmarks bar. Then, when you visit any page, you can click the manifestR button, and it will create an HTML5 appcache manifest file for that page. For more on how you then use the manifest see our article.
How do I use it?
- Step 1: drag manifestR (that's the link just to the left of this) to the bookmarks bar in your browser
- Step 2: visit any web page you want to create an HTML5 appcache manifest for
- Step 3: click the manifestR button in your bookmarks bar
- Step 4: copy the manifest it creates
- Step 5: read on for how to work with appcache to take your web sites and apps offline
What does manifestR do?
For details on what manifestR adds to the manifest file, see our article. It's recommended you understand how an apcache manifest works before puttng it into production use, as there are some subtleties.
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