Generating PDFs from HTML for non-web content
Another Will Hertling code tutorial for print:
This tutorial explores the world of page layout using HTML and CSS to design printed pages. In this tutorial, the goal is not merely a nice-printing web page, but a specific piece of printable content, such as a brochure or book, in which HTML+CSS is used to replace a manual layout process using InDesign. The example follows the layout of a novel using HTML and CSS, but illustrates many print design principles.
This tutorial is good for:
- Designers who would like an automated way to generate PDFs for printable content, such as newsletters, brochures, product literature, etc.
- Creating mashed-up printable content, such as a print-on-demand textbook that consists of assembled chapters from multiple sources.
- Book design for self-published authors or traditional publishers who are looking to automate their publishing workflow.
By the way, Will is a sci-fi writer. The example below is from his book Avogadro Corp.
Will H. would like to know how this tutorial helps you. Follow him on Twitter: @hertling.
More from Will Hertling
Here are Will's detailed code tutorials that we have migrated to Print Fundamentals for Developers on the HP Developers' Portal
Will's blog and forum posts
- Printing from a web app directly to a printer
- Selecting regions of a webpage to print
- Printing HTML headers and footers
- Web printing in landscape
- In-browser preview of print CSS