I need a solution to a problem ... I'm working on a site for the college newpaper. The paper is published on a weekly basis. We plan on archiving prievious issues as they go along. This is where the problem comes in. The site consists of about 40 pages/issue. All those HTML files together weight in at about 568kb. That's not bad now but 2 years from now it's going to be ugly.

So I'm wondering if there's a way to compress the folder so that the archive is smaller. What I've done is, just before I archive an issue, I put it into a new folder then change all the image tags to reflect the full path ie: http://www.thesite.com/images/ so that I do not have to keep copying the images.

Any suggestions?