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The web has the underestimated capacity to be printable. Join the workshop and learn to convert web content into PDFs using HTML, CSS, and Paged.js.

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ECTS points
Next start
Next Start: January / February 2025
1 week
School days
5 days
Teaching language
German / Englisch
Basel, Dreispitz
From CHF 900.– (view fees)
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The web has the underestimated capacity to be printable.

In the age of screenshots, generating a PDF from a website could become a method of encapsulating content, allowing for deferred reading without an internet connection. It could also be a way to create an archive of our favorite online contents that withstands the test of time, a more enduring material than the ever-shifting online world. And even more, it could allow us to envision a world where the Web could also be used to craft hybrid publications that look and feel as good in print as they do on screen. Nevertheless, the default outcome of hitting Ctrl + P in the web browser is often disappointing.

For about a decade now, designers have addressed this issue and developed techniques allowing to design documents with the web languages in order to be printed directly from a web browser, using the standards of HTML and CSS.

The workshop will serve as an initiation into these Web-to-Print techniques, starting from Media Queries specifications and extending to the implementation of Paged.js, a free and open-source JavaScript library that formats content in the browser to generate PDF output from any HTML content..

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Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE)

Visual communication is a tool of knowledge generation in its own right. Visualizations make things perceptible, imaginable and graspab

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Dreispitz Basel

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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