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Printing Tufte with CSS

Here's a guide on how to create layouts in the style of Edward Tufte:

Edward Tufte’s books are beloved for the insight they provide into fascinating topics, and also for their beautiful design. Opening a Tufte book is a revelation – you are presented with thoughtful designs, beautiful spreads, on thick and creamy paper.

The designs in Tufte's books are complex and each page has been carefully laid out by a human being (Tufte himself, I believe). It is impossible for an automatic process to achieve that level of perfection, but we can get fairly close. Prince and CSS can create stunning spreads by using the simple techniques described in the guide. These techniques will also be useful when producing textbooks from HTML.

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