Media Types allow you to specify how documents will be presented in different media. The document
can be displayed differently on the screen, on the paper, with an aural browser, etc.
Some CSS properties are only designed for a certain media. For example the "voice-family"
property is designed for aural user agents. Some other properties can be used for different
media types. For example, the "font-size" property can be used for both screen and
print media, but perhaps with different values. A document usually needs a larger font-size on a
screen than on paper, and sans-serif fonts are easier to read on the screen, while serif fonts
are easier to read on paper.
The @media rule allows different style rules for different media in the same style sheet.
The style in the example below tells the browser to display a 14 pixels Verdana font on the
screen. But if the page is printed, it will be in a 10 pixels Times font. Note: the font-weight
is set to bold, both on screen and on paper:
See it yourself ! If you are using Mozilla/Firefox or IE 5+ and print this page, you will
see that the paragraph under "Media Types" will be displayed in another font, and have
a smaller font size than the rest of the text.
Note: The media type names are not case-sensitive.
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