Jakob Nielsen on 'PDF: Unfir for Human Consumption'

Jakob Nielsen on 'PDF: Unfir for Human Consumption'

Post by Kurt Fo » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 03:28:36

___ Not All HTML Dogs Can Learn New PDF Tricks ______________

Otherwise respected usability guru Jakob Nielsen
demonstrated a glaring unfamiliarity with PDF in a column
two years ago that warned people not to use the format for
on-screen reading. This week he's back with "PDF: Unfit for
Human Consumption," a new Alertbox column that extends the
depths of his apparent lack of understanding beyond the
world of HTML -- frequently confusing author-induced
usability mistakes with inherent format capabilities -- as
we emphasize in our Planet PDF Weblog for Monday.


Regards ~ Kurt
Editor, Planet PDF


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