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July 15, 2003

PDF yuck!

Jakob Nielson: "PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption"

Users get lost inside PDF files, which are typically big, linear text blobs that are optimized for print and unpleasant to read and navigate online. PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation.

PDF is great for one thing and one thing only: printing documents... For online reading, however, PDF is the monster from the Black Lagoon . It puts its clammy hands all over people with a cruel grip that doesn't let go.

Posted by jghiii at July 15, 2003 08:54 AM
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