Print background colors

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Can you print web page background colors? Yes, actually you can! Using an unobtrusive javascript it is possible to make background colors appear on paper – if you can accept a few limitations. This is achieved by adding a class to every element that has a background color to be printed. Those element will – with a little help of the Mootools framework – have a <div> added which will have a top and bottom border, that will emulate the background color.


Creating HTML emails – 30 guidelines

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Creating a HTML email template is like taking a trip back to the 90′s, where web standards were an unknown concept and table layout was the way to do things. I’ve boiled down my experiences into 42 bulletpoints, that can help avoid unexpected results.