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Printed Page Mechanical Layout

The last step before a page goes to the printer

By John Potter
I don’t think most people realize how complicated things get once a page design has been approved and it’s time for the artist or designer to submit it to the printer.

Every printer has mechanical specifications that must be met in order for them to get your design onto the printed page. If you’re printing your own publication of course you can have a lot of control over this, but in magazine ads for instance you have to adhere to their standards.

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Should I Rebuild My Site Using CSS Layout

A guide for website owners trying to decide whether or not CSS layout is right for them

By John Potter

What is CSS:
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.
“Cascading” because if you use an external Stylesheet any changes you make to it will affect all pages using it.
“Style” because it controls the look or style of things, and
“Sheet” because the files are called “Stylesheets”.

If you haven’t already heard using CSS for laying out web pages rather than HTML tables is a big trend right now. I and many others have been using CSS to define styles of fonts and such for many years now, but controlling the actual page layout has, in the past, been done with HTML tags and tables. Now websites are moving to the use of CSS div tags to control layout.

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Why Does My Website Look Different On My Other Computer?

Things that can contribute to different display of websites on different computers.

By John Potter

Screen resolution is the number one contributor to a difference in display. Screen resolution is a setting on a computer that controls how many pixels are displayed vertically and horizontally. It’s kind of like the difference between a TV screen and a movie screen, but when you change the screen resolution on a computer websites generally don’t stretch. The content automatically gets rearranged to fit the new situation (See article: Ice, Liquid and Jello Design).

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