September 29, 2006

Gmail To-Do

I've decided I can't live without Gmail, so I push my UMN account to a gmail account. I also don't like the way UMCAL deals with to-do lists - you can only see them in the web client when you select the one day view. Plus, I always have my mail open, but only keep UMCAL up intermittently. So, I found a nifty little suggestion for using Gmail to keep todo lists. See http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1871095,00.asp So far, it's working nicely...

Posted by westx045 at 3:50 PM

September 25, 2006

Print.css for Libraries Web sites

For folks who didn't pick up on this - I certainly didn't for several months - the default web template for VIS-compliant Libraries web pages sets the CSS media attribute to "screen". The result is that printed versions of the web pages are a mess. You can change it to "all" and then you can print what you see on screen, but for printing purposes you may not want *everything* that you see onscreen.

One solution is to create a print.css. Make it the last CSS you declare in the header and you generate consistent print versions of web pages. The one downside is that if you want a picture of your pages with all the images, but you've excluded images from the print.css, you'll have to use an image capture program. To see the print.css I made for GPL, go to http://govpubs.lib.umn.edu/my-elements/print.css.

Posted by westx045 at 10:11 AM