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In a previous movie we looked at how to bookmark the web pages you visit most frequently, which is a convenient way to visit those pages without having to type in their full addresses each time you want to view them, but that still requires opening Safari, opening your bookmarks list and tapping the bookmark and come on that's three separate steps. There are might be certain web pages you visit every hour or every couple minutes. If that's the case you're a prime candidate to use the web Clips feature. web Clips let you place a custom icon representing your favorite web page right onto your home screen, or one of your other screens if you choose, that take you right to the page when tapped.
Currently, I'm on the lynda.com blog page and I want to make this into a web clip. Now one very cool thing about web clips is that you can set the zoom level for the part of the page you want to make into the clip. You can have the page completely zoomed out like I have here and when I create my web clip this is what I'll see. But maybe the part of the site you're interested in is only one particular portion of the page. Maybe it's your local sports team stats displayed in the corner of the page or maybe it's the weekend weather on some other page. In this example I want to make sure I'm zoomed into the column of blog text on the left.
That way I won't have to zoom in each time I open the blog. I'm going to position this so the title of the first article is flashed to the top of the screen. So that's how I'd like the page should be displayed when I tap the web Clip icon. Now I'll tap the Share button and here I'll tap Add to Home Screen. On the screen give your web Clip a short concise title. I'll just call this lynda blog. Notice we also see a preview of what the icon we're creating will look like. Now this might not be the most appropriate image to be your icon, but unfortunately there's no way to change it.
The image is based on the appearance of the screen when you tapped the Add to Home screen button. So now I'll tap Add and just like that the icon is added to the first available space on my screen. When I tap it I'm taken to the zoomed in view of the page we were looking at. So this is pretty much the fastest way to open the web page or a portion of a web page that you visit frequently. If you ever want to get rid of the web Clip just hold down on its icon, or any other apps icon for that matter, and again that enters you into the Organization mode.
Then just tap the X icon and confirm you want to delete it. There's no way to edit a web clip. So if the page you created the clip for changes its layout or if you want to save a clip for a different portion of the page you'll have to delete your current clip and create a new one from scratch. But as you just saw that's very easy to do. So there you have the web Clip feature, a speedy way to load your favorite web pages.
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