Printifier for xkcd

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

If you’re a regular reader of the web comic xkcd, you’ve probably printed some of them out to hang in your office. Unfortunately, no way is provided to print them directly. You can print the whole web page, along with all the stuff you don’t want. Or you can display the image in your browser and print that. The problem with the latter is that the title of the comic (which is also its alt text) and the title text (which is used as a secondary punchline and often erroneously referred to as “alt text”) are not displayed.

In order to solve this problem, I have created the Printifier for xkcd. You can choose a comic by its number or randomly and select a couple of options. It’s a simple web page, so there’s nothing to install.

Give it a try and tell me what you think.

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3 Responses to “Printifier for xkcd”

  1. Smylers says:

    Hi there. Thanks for that; it’s definitely something I’ve wanted before.

    One teeny bug report: for today’s comic (number 524) the title text has pointy brackets in, which Printifier is double-escaping and rendering as HTML entities.

  2. Ryan says:

    Very nice, especially the mouseover text. My coworkers never knew about mouseover text on xkcd… until now!

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