Create a Print-friendly Stylesheet for Printable Web Pages

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For some web site projects, it’s reasonable that you’ll want users to easily print some of your web pages. This is especially useful for…

  • instructional, tutorial pages including cooking recipes
  • news and blog pages
  • resume and profile pages

Although a user can simply use the print button on their browser, this will have a negative effect in that they’ll end up printing useless information such as…

  • navigation menus
  • logos and banners
  • advertisements

There are a few things to consider when styling a web page for a print-user’s needs.

The HTML is relatively simple, just provide a link in the head section to a second css file. Make sure each css file has the media attribute and values for their respective media types.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/screen-friendly.css" media="screen">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/print-friendly.css" media="print">

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