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Juan David Hernandez7,415 Points
what's the difference between "print" and "only screen" when we are using media queries?
I don't understand really well, what's the difference if a use this:
@media print and (max-width:600px)
@media only screen and (max-width:600px)
Well, print is for printed document, it's the opposite of only screen. If you print a page, you might want the presentation to be slightly (or completely) different than the screen. Hope it helps.
Godfrey MCourses Plus Student 2,696 Points
not clear i am also green for this question we need a teacher to explain this please this is a serious question??
Steve Gallant14,915 Points
If I'm understanding correctly, you would specify "print" to specify a certain CSS layout for printing out the page on paper, regardless of the screen size being used to VIEW the page, i.e. you wouldn't want a page to print out using the mobile device single-column format.