Surely I can’t be the only one suffering from PDF overload, can I?
Last week while on a mini-vacation my wife and I looked at myriad sites for restaurants, hotels, and the like. Used to be, PDFs held ancillary information: one-off flyers, forms, and their ilk. Now PDF is being used for everything. We lost count of the number of restaurants using PDFs for no good technical reason. It’s getting nutty when you see Comic Sans making an appearance in a PDF when it’s just as possible to hate it on a pure HTML page!
Worse, most of these sites don’t offer an alternative: it’s PDF or nothin’. I don’t know about you but I think that’s a pretty lousy way to do a website. Give me the information in HTML, and hire a competent designer who knows more than a smidgen of CSS to make it look good.
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