Safari Display Badness


I’m working on some print styles for a site, which invovles hiding or showing a version of the header for print or screen. Not a problem, I says. I’ll just use the handy media=print and show the correct header. Gecko family, IE and Opera all pass with flying colours. Okay, now it’s your turn Safari. No header.


After trying everything I could possibly think of, I turn to Google and find this: Re: CSS (display: none;)


Further googling came up with this: Print media oddity.

It basically involves positioning what you don’t want to show on screen waaaaaayyyy off screen until you print. It’s not how I’d like to get around it, but I don’t have time right now to find a better remedy.

You have been warned.

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  1. Red Wolf

    12 April 2005 at 8.45 pm

    Tomorrow I get attend a meeting where I will hopefully be able to beat the designer to death with a stick. This complete moron is a print designer with no concept of web design.
    Everything is lumped into a horrible little box in the middle of the screen. As you can imagine, this is not a joyous user experience. They have no idea about the hacks involved in making their crap design work on Firefox and IE6, and they are still bitching about a bug on Mac. But as the arseholes haven’t mentioned which browser or flavour of Mac they are using, I can’t do anything about it. Lining up the grid design elements has been nightmarish on IE6, thanks to crap CSS support and bugs in the box model rendering.
    The designer bitches about fonts, not managing to grasp that Arial will not display in bold at the size they selected, which is why it is in Verdana. You just don’t have the fine control over fonts on the web as you do in print. Deal with it. If it’s ledgible, not fucking up too weirdly and displaying in serif or sans-serif; consider yourself fortunate. Do not even mention kerning in my presence.
    At least I have a shiny, new purply-pink mini iPod awaiting me tomorrow. It had better be worth the fuck-ups I had to deal with from Apple, whose local sales and marketing suck beyond the telling of it


  2. sbszine

    13 April 2005 at 12.07 pm

    Interestingly Gecko appears to have the best of both worlds. AFIAK it doesn’t download the image initially, only when you switch to the print sytlesheet.


  3. lucie

    13 April 2005 at 4.51 pm

    Hmmm… maybe designer should read the following, or you can print out and diplomatically suggest she read this: Web Typography Tutorial – Day 2
    I’m sure there are plenty more links like this around.


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