[thelist] pdfs on web site (was "scope of work" for web site proposal)

Martha Hesselein mhessel at forwardconsulting.com
Tue Feb 27 14:21:43 CST 2007


The pdfs are selected pages from printed brochures that elaborate on the web
site information.  They are not a substitute for the html, rather a

I'm inferring from your "Er, okay" that operator manuals as pdfs aren't a
good idea? Is there a better format for printed material?  Sorry if this is
a dumb question...

Martha Hesselein
Forward Consulting

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Steven Streight

BTW, don't put PDF files on web sites, unless there is no other way to
convey the info. Info in a web site should be HTML. At least, have an HTML
version of what's in the PDF files.

Operator manual in PDF? Er, okay. Product literature in PDF? Why? Seems like
a really bad idea, but what is your reasoning? I hope it's not: "saves time
to just dump the data into a PDF, and let the customers look at that".

Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Web Usability. Blog Revolution. Ecommerce.

steven [dot] streight [at] gmail [dot] com


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