My printer friendly CSS(updated)

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I do want my webpages printed out nicely, especially my Resume, which should not contain the unnecessary elements, e.g. site title, side bar, comments… According to, CSS Media Type can help me achieve the goal by providing different sets of CSS for various outputs. Below is the CSS I have written, you can copy and save it if you want. You need to add this to your /source/_includes/head.html, or just header of your htmls if you are not using Octopress.

  <link href="/stylesheets/print.css" media="print" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

PS: #comments and #post_links are IDs I put for comment section and posts navigation section, which are not originally included in Octopress, you may either ignore them or you can go to /source/_includes/post.html to add them.

@media only print{

body {
	width: 100% !important;
	margin: 0 ;
	padding: 0 ;
	font-family: Garamond, Perpetua, "Nimbus Roman No9 L", "Times New Roman", serif;
	color: #000 !important;
	background: none !important;
	font-size: 11pt !important;

h1 {
	font-size: 18pt;
	float: center;
h2 {
	font-size: 16pt;
h3 {
	font-size: 14pt;
	font-size: 12pt;
h1 a,h2 a,h3 a,h4 a,h5 a,h6 a {
	text-decoration: none !important;

img.right {
	float: right;
	margin-right: 20px;

img.left {
	float: left;
	margin-left: 20px;
} {
	margin: 0 auto;

article>header {
	padding-top: 0;

	display: none;

	text-align: center;

remove border
body>div>div {
border: none !important;

code {
word-wrap: break-word;

Removes unnecessary parts for print view: navigation and sidebar
body>header, body>nav, aside, article>footer>.sharing, article>section,
#comments, #post_links{
  display: none !important;



Instead of having to CSS files, which will slow down site loading time, I have made use of Compass, to compile into one css file. and changes are reflected on the contents below:

  1. Change in head.html:
      <link href="/stylesheets/screen.css" media="screen, projection, print" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  2. Copy the print.css mentioned above to sass/custom/print.scss
  3. Modify sass/screen.scss as:
    @import "compass";
    @include global-reset;
    @include reset-html5;
    @import "custom/colors";
    @import "custom/fonts";
    @import "custom/layout";
    @import "base";
    @import "partials";
    @import "custom/_styles.scss";
    @import "custom/print.scss";

    One more thing I did was adding a print button in post, for not all people use shortcut to print.