Does the world still run on paper documents? No… and yes. To be sure, vast quantities of documents and data reside on servers. This material is accessed worldwide, millions of… How accountable are web pages?
A recent World Bank study (PDF) analyzed download rates for reports published on the World Bank website. The study showed that although 13% of World Bank reports in PDF are downloaded over… Clickbait to make your head shake
Legendary content management guru Frank Gilbane wrote an article in 1993 discussing the fact that all significant content was (then) distributed on paper. He wondered: what would come next? First: why… The future of electronic documents: Gilbane’s view from 1993
The time when content producers could focus on delivering a given visual appearance without concerning themselves with underlying structure or reusability is coming to an end. As is so often… Accessible content: legal and regulatory update
I’ve been tracking the relative popularity of electronic document file-formats for several years – here’s the February 2014 survey. Along the way I’ve noticed that the .com domain (and at… 98% of .com is HTML but 38% of .gov is PDF!
This post is an update to my twice-annual (approximately) track of document file-format popularity as measured by way of Google’s “filetype:” search. Here’s the previous survey, posted in January, 2013.… The 8 most popular document formats on the web
A discussion on the WCAG listserv prompted me to think about lists. What’s the difference between the HTML and PDF treatment of list content? This short article contrasts HTML’s list tags with…
Most website developers and web content managers prefer to pretend that the world’s chosen portable document format, better known as PDF, doesn’t exist. Yes, if you post a PDF, your… 80% of non-HTML documents posted online are PDFs. Deal with it.