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You can define different CSS style sheets depending upon the device the user is browsing your site with
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The recognised media types are:
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*all - Suitable for all devices.
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*aural - For speech synthesizers.
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*braille - Intended for braille tactile feedback devices.
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*embossed -Intended for paged braille printers.
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*handheld - Intended for handheld devices.
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*print - Used for formatting printed pages.
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*projection - Intended for projected presentations, for example projectors or print to transparencies.
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*screen - Intended primarily for color computer screens.
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*tty - Intended for media using a fixed-pitch character grid, such as teletypes, terminals, or portable devices with limited display capabilities. Authors should not use pixel units with the "tty" media type.
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*tv - Intended for television-type devices (low resolution, color, limited-scrollability screens, sound available).
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You can assign a media type to a CSS declaration with the following syntax
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<code css>
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@media print {
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    BODY { font-size: 12pt }
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  }
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</code>
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To assign the declaration to more than one media type:
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<code>
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@media print handheld{
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    BODY { font-size: 12pt }
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  }
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</code>
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Alternatively, and perhaps a neater solution is to create a separate style sheet for a given media type and include the following in your templates <head> (the following is taken from the beez template):
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<code html>
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<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/beez/css/print.css" type="text/css" media="Print" />
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</code>

Revision as of 13:07, 11 January 2009

You can define different CSS style sheets depending upon the device the user is browsing your site with

The recognised media types are:

  • all - Suitable for all devices.
  • aural - For speech synthesizers.
  • braille - Intended for braille tactile feedback devices.
  • embossed -Intended for paged braille printers.
  • handheld - Intended for handheld devices.
  • print - Used for formatting printed pages.
  • projection - Intended for projected presentations, for example projectors or print to transparencies.
  • screen - Intended primarily for color computer screens.
  • tty - Intended for media using a fixed-pitch character grid, such as teletypes, terminals, or portable devices with limited display capabilities. Authors should not use pixel units with the "tty" media type.
  • tv - Intended for television-type devices (low resolution, color, limited-scrollability screens, sound available).

You can assign a media type to a CSS declaration with the following syntax

@media print {

   BODY { font-size: 12pt }
 }

To assign the declaration to more than one media type:

@media print handheld{

   BODY { font-size: 12pt }
 }

Alternatively, and perhaps a neater solution is to create a separate style sheet for a given media type and include the following in your templates <head> (the following is taken from the beez template):

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/beez/css/print.css" type="text/css" media="Print" />