Check whether webpages are designed to be printed

Screenshot of Sitebeam's printability test

Why is it important?

One of the more common ‘exit strategies’ for someone using a website is to print content before leaving. Many web pages don’t print well, or at all, potentially costing companies a prospect or sale.

How is it measured?

Sitebeam looks for code which says how to handle this webpage when it is being printed (specifically, CSS styles for print).

The score is based on the proportion of pages which do this, with a perfect score of 10 meaning all pages have print styles defined.