Today HP made two new resources available to website developers and bloggers who want to make it simple to print and reformat content from the
Internet in a useful, attractive format.
The Tabblo Print Toolkit at developer.tabblo.com, is a set of publicly available technology components, which enables web developers to incorporate print functionality into new and existing websites. The Tabblo Print Toolkit technology gives developers a simple way to extract content from their web pages and have it reformatted to print beautifully. The end results is users have a simple way to print online content that looks good. The Tabblo Print Toolkit can dramatically improve the printed Web.
Also available is HP’s new blog printing widget, already being used on popular sites such as BoingBoing.net, Dooce.com and TechCrunch.com, which blog authors using the WordPress or Movable Type platform can download at developer.tabblo.com. The blog-printing plugin allows readers to pick and choose the posts they want to print, and skip those they don’t.
“HP’s printing feature is a great way for people to print out longer Boing Boing blog entries for offline reading,” says BoingBoing.net co-founder, Mark Frauenfelder. “I know our readers will appreciate this new experience.”
Initial beta testing proved the market was hungry for such capabilities. Ninety-three percent of testers rated the blog printing plugin as “very good” or “excellent.”
It’s just another way to make money blogging.