Printing TTC Schedules, The Better Way
Last week I printed out the timetable of a TTC bus stop near me and was disappointed with the results. It took three pages and, shudder, was overloaded with white space. Here’s what it looks like:
Ideally the TTC can move to a vastly more efficient printed layout, but in the meantime a little CSS hack will do. Today I spent a few minutes looking at Greenwood Station – 31 Greenwood and have coded some CSS that can be appended to their print stylesheet.
- Removed the route diagram from the printed version. It consumes vertical space and is not readable as a thumbnail.
- Removed the “Next 3 scheduled buses” block. The full timetable is below, and once printed it’s obsolete.
- Removed inactive tabs (e.g. Saturday, Sunday, Monday) to avoid confusion.
- Set width of time containers to automatic to prevent wrapping
Here’s what it looks like:
And here’s the CSS code (please comment improvements!):