Any guidelines/design patterns etc.. on when a downloadable format ( such as pdf/word/ppt) is appropriate compared to creating a webpage?

8 Jan 2008 - 1:40am
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Melvin Jay Kumar
2007

Hi everyone,

I would appreciate if anyone could point to me to any guidelines /
design patterns or some source on when a downloadable format ( such as
pdf / word /ppt) is a better option compared to creating a webpage.

For example, a website that talks about policies which are large
documents , it would be best if people are able to download the policy
and review it.

Or if its about a particular process, it would be best if they are
able to download the process and use the printed document to reference
while doing the process.

Any help you could provide will be much appreciated.

Thank You.

Regards,

Jay Kumar

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8 Jan 2008 - 9:38am
Benjamin Ho
2007

On the basic principle that websites are designed for scanning and not
reading, I think you've answered your own question.

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