Print designers struggle, when they have to make a web layout. And with good reason, websites don’t have the same dimension constraints and a web page calls for a more fluid layout. Some things are not easy, nor smart, to do on the web. Drop caps, Image wraps, large images just to mention some. But we should learn from print designers. They make great designs in the offline world and some it can be used online too. Below you’ll find 5 things to look out for and some examples of webdesigns that already use these techniques.
Worked a bit on a css print stylesheet the other day, and I wanted to share my sort of, basic print css setup with you. It’s not very big, but it’ll give you an easy place to start of from, then you can always add to it as you go along. I’ll explain each part. Read the rest of this entry »