CakePHP 1.2 Documentation in PDF

Seh Hui Leong


Just recently looked into CakePHP as well, as I find it to be one of the easier to use MVC frameworks for PHP and that the manual is really well written.

And, as usual, I do prefer to have offline documentation so I don’t have to find myself paralysed when I’m developing on a computer without an Internet connection (which is also a good way to cut off distractions :-)). Luckily, CakePHP does offer such a means by giving an option to view the whole manual in one page.

One gripe though: printing the page itself sucks: The text so small it’s kind of unreadable and I couldn’t tell the headings apart from the text. It’s really annoying when I wanted a few printed pages so that I’d refer to them in some physical form (read up the tutorial while I’m on a train, for example).

So what I did is spend some time working on the print CSS and make it pretty enough to be readable and usable by my standards. As much as I wished the page numbers aren’t that close to the bottom margin, well, it’s Firefox’s fault :p. The PDF is generated using PrimoPDF and you can preview and download the manual from the Scribd applet below:

Hope you’ll find it useful!

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Seh Hui Leong

Python programmer by trade, interested in a broad range of creative fields: illustrating, game design, writing, choreography and most recently building physical things. Described by a friend as a modern renaissance man.