Thomas Ross Hallock

using HTML + CSS for print-based layout

I was charged with making an advertisement for my eBay consignment shop for the 2009 O.Henry Pun-off. Half as an experiment, and half out of necessity, I decided to see what I could come up using HTML + CSS to make halfway decent-looking advertisement for print.

The result uses SVG, so the only browser that renders it properly right now is Safari, but since it was being printed, all that mattered was that I could get a PDF from it at the end of the day.

The only real problem was Safari’s lack of honesty when interpreting units in millimeters for printing to PDF; 1mm in Safari v.3.2.1 actually means 1.125mm when printed.

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