Making printable pages

As most people get rid of their printing devices, some people still want to print out some things once in a while. Now as part of the design of a web page one should not leave these people out, but instead try to serve them as much as possible. So that leaves you with no other option but to make a printable page. A view options will arise but the most cleanest one of them all is changing the stylesheet you are using. By including a stylesheet with the parameter media=”print” you can alter the way the page looks once printed. This is a really nice feature with stylesheets. But be carefull not to set sizes of div’s and tables and so on, because your browser most likely won’t be able to scale the page to printable pages leaving you (or the printing person) with an awfull looking page.

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admin on October 2nd 2006 in Miscellaneous

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