I thought about search visibility, but don't search engines find text in pdfs? I keep reminding myself that this company is competing with craigslist, which is free of course. Their apartments would generally attract young adults, do they care about the user experience, or do they just need the cold hard facts about the size, location, amenities, price of an apartment? I *would* not put this on my resume! Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Barney Carroll Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 2:20 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Cc: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Turn a pdf into a website? Unsure what you mean by bad form. You must tell them that by simply uploading the .PDF to a given location — even if its made browser-convenient via some embedding method such as SlideShare — they are missing out on most of the points of having a site at all. Search-visibility, ease-of-access, an agreeable user experience and more all go out the window. If all they want is a URL with that file at the end of it, then it's minimal effort and they'll have gotten what they insisted they wanted… Regards, Barney Carroll (+44) 742 9177 278 On 1 Sep 2011, at 19:05, Chris Dorer <cdorer at gmail.com> wrote: > IMO, I'd just whip up a quick SquareSpace site and hand it off. > > On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Nan Harbison <nan at nanharbison.com> wrote: >>> Hi Folks, >>> >>> >>> >>> I have a client who wants the cheapest possible website, just to show the >>> apartments for rent in a very small building. He asked me if he can send >> me >>> the pdf and have me make that the website. >>> >>> I wanted to say "You must be joking!" but then I suppose this is >> possible, >>> but is there some reason it is considered really bad form? >> >> Creating the cheapest site possible will make it look like the >> cheapest site possible. If your client is fine with that, do what >> he/she wants and cash the check. >> >> I'd leave it off of my resume, though. >> >> -- >> Matt Warden >> http://mattwarden.com >> >> >> This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy. >> -- >> >> * * Please support the community that supports you. * * >> http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ >> >> For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >> and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >> Workers of the Web, evolt ! >> > > > > -- > The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power -- William > Shakespeare > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !