Printable Blogs

It should be easy to get a good print of a post or page from a blog. I like to think that’s true of this blog. If so, it’s no thanks to me: my tinkering with the style sheet for the Simpla theme has not included anything specific to printing.

A couple of posts reminded me of this today. One, at ReadWriteWeb, concerns a printer-friendly version of RWW. It’s an example of a post in which the best points are in the comments, rather than in the original post. Summary: printer-friendliness is a job for the stylesheet.

The other post is Jeremiah Owyang’s account of the Community Manager role, which I’ve had cause to refer to and forward to others. There looks to be some great stuff in the comments, as well as in the original post. So I’ve taken advantage of the printer-friendliness of Jeremiah’s blog to run off hardcopy as part of my lunchtime reading.

Of the many silly predictions made about computers, the one that makes me smile the most is that they would reduce the amount of paper used. I regard computers and paper as complements, rather than as substitutes. To put it another way, paper is an information technology, and often a very effective and appropriate one.

Gallery Nucleus Site Redesign

tonohime1.jpgAs multiple previous posts have shown, I like Gallery Nucleus. It exhibits work, and sells work, by wonderful artists such as Mari Inukai. Its web site allows a glimpse at this work for those of us who live a long way from the Nucleus store in southern California.

So I put Mari’s “Nippon Seifuku” in my art cart, which is a kind of wishlist of art I’d like for birthday, Christmas, etc. presents. But the link broke!

Gallery Nucleus has redesigned its site. That may be a good thing in some ways. But in that it broke existing links, it is a very bad thing. Given the time of year, the link-breakers may have been the grinches who stole a Mari print from me this Christmas, since I sent my family to the art cart for gift ideas.

I’ve since fixed the link on my art cart. I should add that the image included in this post is also available as a print…