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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) have been around for a long time now, allowing developers and designers to separate their code and control the styling of a website from an external source. Many websites use CSS to control their site layout and design, however many do not use CSS to its full potential. Tino (one of our programmers) gave an example last week, using CSS to produce a drop down menu. A little known feature in CSS is the ability to set different designs for different devices.
The following table describes each of the various media types that can be specified:
|All||For any device|
|Aural||For speech synthesisers|
|Braille||For Braille tactile feedback devices|
|Embossed||For paged Braille printers|
|Handheld||For handheld devices|
|For printed pages|
|Screen||For colour computer screens|
I find the “print” media type the most useful, especially when designing pages that are likely to be printed out, such as product specifications, reports and order confirmations. Use the following HTML code to specify the media as print:
In the printstylesheet.css file you may now want to specify a different position for the logo i.e. at the top left hand side of the page and to remove the navigation box by setting display to none. Below is example code to implement this:
Latest research conducted by Xitimonitor.com revealed Firefox usage stats for Europe are almost up to 29%, that equates to a 4.5 percentage points increase compared to 12 months ago.
It also estimated Internet Explorer usage stats currently at 65%, is falling by 5 percentage points on a yearly basis, the figures seem to suggest, people are switching to Mozilla Firefox, which not only has a large user base, but open source feature enable users to create submit and share a variety of tools and functionality, personally I cant wait to see the final release of Firefox 3 (currently available in beta for testing purposes) which is expected to be release in June 2008.