One of the most neglected areas of web development, print CSS is a very good place to start with the principles of adaptive design and media queries. Users print web pages more frequently than most designers account for, and print stylesheets are a great “fit and finish” step for sites that remain a mark of quality and attention to detail.
Goals: Create a print media query and stylesheet
Total time for practice: 2 hours
Prerequisites: The CSS reading list to this point.
- Introduction to CSS media queries
- CSS for print stylesheets
- Force Accurate Colors For Print
- Use CSS Filters For Print
- Add QR Codes To Printed Pages
- Print stylesheet development
- Printing web page components
When You’re Done
Print stylesheets are an excellent introduction to media queries, leading naturally to the more complex world of responsive web design.
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