Published by Rob Lambert,
If your website has forms, applications or offers other user centric data such as receipts, access codes, confirmation codes, then it would be a good idea to print these out as part of your testing.
End users do print out receipts and data and as such, if you found your beautifully functional site offered a terrible print out, then it might spoil the overall customer experience.
For example, when I receive an e-receipt for conference travel I often have to print it out to reclaim expenses, yet you would be amazed at how awful the print formatting can often be.
How to print it out….
Click Print. Check it looks ok. ☺
Most browsers offer a print preview. It is often enough to just do this, that way you are not wasting paper.
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