Now Your Prints Will Look More Charming

Over at Strobist en Espanol, Rafa has tweaked the HTML code to provide much cleaner printouts of the site. And he was nice enough to do it for the main site, too. (My HTML/CSS skills are pretty bad.)

Now your printouts and .pdfs of Strobist will look much cleaner. Only the editorial portions print, and the text column runs full width. Combined with the fact that it prints as black type on white, (always has) it makes for a cleaner format for those of you who do not like the light-on-dark format.

Some of the series of small pictures will stack a little bit because of the expanded text column, but that is a hard-code thing I will have to work on for each page.

So, if you want to go through and print out L101, or On Assignment for a notebook (or create .pdfs for a PDA) you are all set. All I would ask is that you please do not electronically distribute them, as my kids get to eat only when people actually visit the site itself.

To see the new changes, print out any page on Strobist as a hard copy or as a .pdf. Click on the pic to get to the Welcome Page, for instance.


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Blogger bmillios said...

I'm using Firefox, on a Mac. I still get the dark background with white text. I sample-printed the front page (with the windtunnel shot).

Looking at it in Preview also gives me white on dark.

The editorial sections run full-width, though.

July 31, 2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous jagwof said...


July 31, 2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger Rafa Barberá said...

Hi bmillios, I've tested with Firefox on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.4.10 and it works flawlessly. Exactly as on Safari 3.0.2 beta (my main browser)

July 31, 2007 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Geerling said...

Great title! I just now got the pun, after reading the title about five times...

July 31, 2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger bmillios said...

Well, after some diddling with the options, I got it to look like David's picture.

I had to turn off "Print background colors" and "Print background images" - both options under "Firefox" in the print options menu. I didn't turn these ON, for what it's worth - Firefox came that way.

Looks spiffy now.

July 31, 2007 8:29 PM  
Anonymous infxualbydesign said...

works on safari for me but still black on firefox 2.006, im on osx10.3, formating is correct on both though

July 31, 2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger Rafa Barberá said...

bmillios, infxualbydesing, thanks for the info. I think that I know what is working wrong. I have changed in Strobist En Español now (if you want to test) and I¡ve send the changes to David.

August 01, 2007 1:54 AM  

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