HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is what tells your
browser how to display a web page. You probably already
know that. You may also already know that web pages can look
different from browser to browser, and especially from printer
to printer. When Screed was started, HTML gave little control
over page layout; but modern HTML has "style" features
that allow more fine-tuning, so carefully- and portably-written
web pages can now be used to make good flyers.
Use your browser's "Page Setup..." option.
To fit the HTML flyers onto one page for printing, set all
margins to 0, and remove all that extraneous information from
the headers and footers. Flyers can be portrait or landscape
mode; you'll be told which. (Use your browser's "Print
Preview" feature before printing; if for some reason the
flyer's not fitting on one page, you can use the "Shrink
to Fit" option.)
You may need font files. The flyers may use fonts
that your browser or printer don't have. If this is the case,
they'll be printed with suitable alternate fonts. Some of
the flyers use "Webdings," which is a font of little
pictures, including a little bicycle graphic:
b b b b
If that last line looked like four bicycles, you've already
got Webdings installed, at least for your browser. On the
other hand, if you just saw the letter b four times,
you'll need to
download and install the Webdings font.
Any modern browser should work. "Modern"
means that it support "styles" (stylesheets). The
reference browser used by Screed is
Mozilla -- it's the most standards-compliant and is free
software, as well -- but each page is tested on a variety of
versions of a variety of browsers on a variety of platforms.
Oh, and speaking of free software, Screed emphasizes graphics
files with open formats, such as PNG and JPEG. GIF files have
licensing constraints, so they're only used on the Screed site
to avoid a bug in some browsers (which fail when displaying
PNG files with transparent backgrounds).
<yawn> Now, hit your back button to get out of
here, this is boring.