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gav (2710)

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Journal of gav (2710)

Tuesday March 26, 2002
05:55 PM

lesson of the day

[ #3783 ]
It doesn't matter how nice those PDFs you've created are if

they don't translate well into a webpage

they would require funky javascript that isn't necessary, will probably be confusing, and will probably not work anyway

I can't create your test page from your data

/me contemplates death

p.s. does anyone read this? I hope somebody does or it's a wasted effort isn't it? :)

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  • Do I count?
  • PDF is feeble. Adobe was managing a semblence of competence for a while, until they tried to turn PDF into crack-head DHTML. PDF and Flash are in a race to the bottom, to get to be the Worst Case Scenario for the Web.
    • I have a deep hatred for flash, mainly as it is used for eye candy to cover up glaring design deficiencies.

      PDF's existance I can forgive, for one reason only. If I am going to print something (reading long PDFs causines my brain to melt) it seems to work quite nicely.

      • if I am going to print... [PDF] seems to work quite nicely.

        ...unless it's a PDF produced by someone who didn't read RFC 2346 []

  • BTW, I know you're talking about the Web design process and not PDF as a format -- but I never turn up an opportunity to mock Adobe.