We just finished a great workshop week @HEAR Strasbourg on the topic of printing HTML.
Printing HTML is not a new idea, but in the last few years we’ve been compiling sets of tools and scripts to properly use HTML as a base for proper layout. This idea has taken on several flavors over different projects, the first serious one being the Balsamine program for the 2013-2014 season.
Since that first successful experiment, the HTML print workflow has extended and been used to control print outputs within Ethertoff, and in situ used for both the Relearn 2013 publication and V/J14 ‘Are you being Served?’ book. Another successful and notable use is
this years Balsamine program, displaying all sorts of crispy vector images along side of a more complex layout.
We’ve found many advantages to working this way, so we made it the object of this workshop in Strasbourg with the students from the Communication Graphique department of the school.