printpage

10 Mar 2009 - 4:59pm
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5 years ago
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Marty DeAngelo
2007

Print Preview Page - Yes or No?

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.

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