I graduated from college in 2009 with a dual Degree in Art and
Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design. After school, I moved
back to my hometown and couldn't find a job. Looking back now it
actually makes me laugh that I thought those skills would actually land
me a job.
A recent debate came up that seems to mirror a continuing debate on
the web (at least it seems that way from the time I spent searching
today) - how to present a printable version of a web page to users.
My standard was to always have a print CSS stylesheet that did what
most of them are supposed to do - change the fonts to be more
readable printed, remove extraneous elements, reformat columns, etc.
That's the one thing we all agree on.
However, there is debate about whether the user should be presented
with a 'printable page' view before they print it.
I'm helping to build a web application that from time to time offers
the user with a printer-friendly version of pages. It seems there are
several choices when it comes to providing the user with a
printer-friendly page. You can open the page in a couple of different
- open the printer-friendly page in the same browser window
- create a pop-up with the printer-friendly version
browser's print dialog.