Thanks for the tip about soft-use. I've been looking at the directions since you told me about it and I am starting to feel retarded...... Any way you can walk me through the steps on how to do it for google.com? Just as an example?
You are welcome. The first steps are the most important ones and you will need to do them only once and after that they will be always available in your Bookmarks. These steps include creating two bookmarks ( herein referred to as bookmarklets ), one to grab the picture you want to use as an icon and is called Clip Icon Bookmarklet and the other to grab the URL ( foe example Google
) and is called Website URL Bookmarklet. To create these two bookmarklets you have to do it on the iPad or iPhone and go to Soft Use Website and touch the badge titled Clip Icon Bookmarklet and the instructions will walk you through how to create it and save it in your bookmarks. Repeat the same thing with the Website URL Bookmarklet to get its instruction. Once you have these two bookmarklets saved in your bookmarks, you are in business. So, in the example of creating a web icon for Google
you will go to your iPad and open Safari and do an image search or logo search for Google. You will get search results with many Google logos. Pick the one you want and go to its original website ( by touching the image location or source next to the image ). Once you are there and you see the image hit the bookmarks icon in Safari and find the Clip Icon Bookmarklet. Once you find it, touch it and you will see that all the images that are on the web page have been placed in the center of the page without text. Touch the image you want and this will automatically take you to a web clip creation screen with the address for the image you want already filled in. Below the box for the image there will be a box for the url. You can fill it in if it is easy or you can copy it and paste it if it is long or you can use the Websie URL Bookmarklet by going to that page and applying that bookmarklet to it. Do not worry about losing the icon creation screen when you go back and forth between pages because Soft Use will always take you back to it. Once both fields are filled in that screen, touch< Create Webclip Icon and now you will see the image you want iconized and you will have a chance at this point to type up a name for it and then press the + sign to add it to your home screen. Even though this all sounds very complicated, it really is not except for the first time and once you get it to work right , it does not take a minute from that point on to create icons for web pages. I hope that it works for you.