WebWrap is a small utility program to compress and code your HTML web files. It uses either a modified LZSS algorithm or the URL coding procedure, and can reduce the size of your files by more than 50%. It also renders the source of any HTML pages you have created, your design features and your scripts, for example, inaccessible to easy viewing or simple clip and paste procedures. The WebWrapped files you create are self-extracting and do not require any third-party software. In addition to compressing and coding your HTML files, you also have the opportunity to add automatically a password protection script.
Using WebWrap is very simple:
# Download the installation program (wwsetup.exe) to a folder of your choice, and then click on the program icon to start the setup program.
# Follow the instructions and, if in doubt, accept all the default settings. WebWrab will be installed in your main Program Files folder and a start icon will be placed on your desktop.
# Click on the desktop icon to start WebWrap. The following screen will appear:
# Click with your mouse on the "Load File" button and select the file you would like to code and compress. You will see something like this:
# You can now choose to wrap the file immediately or first to view the file in your standard browser which will automatically be located and opened by WebWrap.
# If you have not changed the default options settings, your HTML file will be wrapped (i.e. coded and compressed) and saved without prompting in the same folder as the original file and with the addition of "_wrap" to the file name.
# You can now view the wrapped file by clicking the "View Wrapped File in Browser" button.
The WebWrap Options
If you click on the Options tab, the following screen will appear:
OPTION 1: By default, WebWrap adds "_wrap" as a marker suffix to your original file so that you can easily recognize which of your documents have been processed. You can change the suffix by entering a different one in the text box.
OPTION 2: Different people have different priorities and this option allows you to select whether "coding" or "compression" is more important for your files. The default setting is maximum compression with a medium level of security. If you are unsure about the best setting for your files, simply run the "Wrap It!" option twice with different settings each time and see what you think about the results.
OPTION 4: Here is a little bit of information about the two compression and/ or encryption procedures:
The LZSS Method
* This algorithm is the most efficient method for WebWrap processing of your HTML files.
* Can compress large HTML files by more than 50%.
* Offers more security for your encrypted files than the URL method.
* Increases the size of very small HTML files.
* The decoding process for large HTML files in Netscape is very time-consuming.
The URL Method
* The encryption process in WebWrap is very fast.
* Offers no compression and considerably increases the size of your HTML files.
* The encrypted files are loaded very quickly in both Internet Explorer and Netscape.
* Hides effectively the content of even small HTML files.
We recommend that you test both methods before deciding which process best suits your personal requirements.
OPTION 5: There are two possible ways to save your "wrapped" files. By default the file is saved automatically and without any user prompt in the same folder as the original HTML file.If required, you can choose to have the familiar "Windows" save screen presented and then select the name and destination of the wrapped file yourself.
Internet Explorer 4.x , Netscape 4.x or better.