> Consider at the outset whether printing is a client requirement (that is,
> a user requirement), or is likely to become a requirement in the future.
> I've never seen any mention of research on the issue but I've a feeling
> that Web users print pages more often than most of us realise.
To your first point: I am continually disappointed at the level of
implementation of print styles -- but continually surprised at the astounded
reaction from clients when I show them what is possible now. People have
become so used to abysmal printing from browsers that even small
conveniences are appreciated.
To the second: you are not alone. Check out the source of the quote below.
"No one has yet invented a cheaper, more reliable, more portable, more
convenient, or more universally acceptable 'reader' of information than the
printed page ... Contrary to conventional wisdom, the advent of the Web is
very likely to cause an overall increase in printing rather than its demise.
In the near future, nearly all printing will be from some type of Web
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