Printing a Website? Try This to Get Only What You Need

We review and print websites all the time. When it comes time to preserve that site, some of us save it as a PDF and others simply print the page.

Either way, chances are you have printed out some superfluous information. Ads in the sidebar or related links can waste resources such as ink or paper and make it difficult to retain the site content you actually need.

Enter: PrintWhatYouLike.com. The site was created by two Iowan web developers who wanted a way to stop using so much paper when printing web pages. The site is free for everyone to use.

To try it for yourself, visit www.printwhatyoulike.com. After entering the URL, you will be able to delete and resize components of the website.

image showing the original website

Before: PrintWhatYouLike

Using the interface on the website, you can go from a lot of extra information like that shown in the image below.

to just what you need as shown in this image.

website after deleting unwanted segments from printout

After: PrintWhatYouLike