February 15, 2010
In 2003 I wrote an article on how to use CSS to make web pages printable. I figure that it made sense to include it here … the article:
One of the classic problems with how web pages are designed, is that they are horrible to print. Horrible in the sense that page elements (text, images, etc.) don’t line up and unwanted images and navigation links get printed.
I am as guilty as anyone of creating pages like that, but I am aiming to fix it for your websites and mine. While most other web designers will create separate ‘printable’ pages (big waste of time), we will only be making some simple additions to our pages to make them ‘print friendly’.