Editorial Style
Provide a print option for lengthy documents

Some users prefer to read on paper rather than onscreen. They use the Web to locate information, print the resulting page, and read the printed document. When documents are broken up over several pages, these users must print several pages to reproduce the entire document.

When presenting documents that are likely to be printed, provide a single-page version for easier printing. Use styles or other methods to remove elements that are only useful in an online context, such as navigation links (Figure 14.5).

Figure 14.5: InformIT screenshot: standard and print view

Figure 14.5: Some users prefer to print Web pages, particularly for extended reading. The informIT site provides a single-page printing version of its articles without elements that are only relevant online, such as navigation links and search features. www.informit.com