Online Webpages to Pdf

I like reading ebooks in my spare time, and whenever I find something new in web that interest me, I save it read later on my free times. But I rather than saving the whole webpage, I always wished to saved in in format that is compatible for reading view and also for portability. Saving a whole webpage always creates the extra folder and saves css, js, images and all html files, which I try to ignore as much as possible.

After some research for tools, I found some useful online services that fulfills my requirements and thus I am sharing them here so that it is useful for others willing to save webpages as pdf format.

I have tried the following two services Joliprint.com and PdfMyUrl.com. Both are free and serve great. But as a programmer, designer I mostly save the pages with codes and especially from sites like smashing magazine, nettuts etc. To, choose between the two services, I made a simple test. I tried the url,http://bit.ly/hAjNWA with both of above services and found that PdfMyUrl.com service was pleasing, it is able to save the formatting of the page thus preserving the layout, whereas Joliprint.com messed up the settings and layout of the page and saved it in its own format layout. Since I wanted to preserve the layout and code formatting I liked PdfMyUrl.com. Joliprint is best suited for pdfs without coding, for reading stories, essays, thesis etc. But it totally depends on ones test.

Here is the quick review of both services, see the difference in filesize:

Tested with url : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/30/how-to-use-css3-pseudo-classes/

Result with Joliprint ( size : 651.76 KB )

Joliprint Pdf Sample
↑ Code is broken, See in right column for the sample code, which has been treated as regular text.

Result with PdfMyUrl ( 1.73 MB )

PdfMyUrl Pdf Sample

Conclusion:

Hope this review was helpful for you choosing the right online webpage to pdf converter. Please comment if there are like these services, which you think is better then these.

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