Making printable pages 2

As i spended another day on making some page printer friendly, and running into trouble over and over again almost questioning my competence, i started looking for answers and ended up with this page . There seems to be some sort of control over the pages you want to make printable. Up until now i’ve only seen it working on IE, so half the problem is fixed.

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.