Jakob Nielsen on PDFs

By Deane Barker on July 14, 2003

PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption (Alertbox): Tough to argue with any of this, though it will no doubt cause an uproar.

“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.”



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