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Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites - using CSS for Reporting

 
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Hi

I'm specifically interested in using CSS for reporting. Does the book cover how I can use features of CSS3 such as @ rules to enable me to make my pages printable - such as tabular reporting? I'm finding it hard to locate good info on the web to give guidance, can you recommend any resources?

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Hi Paul.

Great question. Yes, we talk a lot about print stylesheets and things to consider. You don't need to use @ rules for this (although, you can of course) the media attribute in the link tag has much better browser support, although it does incur an extra HTTP request (even when you're not printing!).

A great print CSS article is one written by Eric Meyer for A List Apart. Although this was written in 2002, it is still very relevant today. We talk about some of the more complex printing techniques in the book.

I hope this is helpful!
 
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