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Hi, I'm doing a site where my client needs to advertise himself for contract work, and therefore wants his cv online. I was planning to do a work history type thing, and then allow ppl to download a pdf of the full cv for printing and further perusal.

however, found some stuff online bagging pdfs. and that got me to thinking...why don't I just put the full cv online? my orginal thinking was that ppl viewing the site would be most interested in his work history (and not all the other stuff on the cv), and I wanted to keep it short and sweet. if they wanted to look further they could then download the pdf. now...I'm not so sure.

any views?

larmyia

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using pdfs

I think pdf's are just marvelous. However, they are not a substitution for web design.

If for some reason those on the client side of your web page want to actually print out the work history then a pdf would be great otherwise I'd put it all on the web page. Options are good. More options are better.

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using pdfs

Triumph is right. Offer a pdf file for making dead tree versions and use html for web reading.

Were it me, I'd make separate html pages for personal, education, work history, hobbies, and special projects. For the visitor to download, I'd include the complete cv as pdf and doc documents. The advantage is that these formats are designed for print and html is not. Fonts can be controlled and pics can be at a reasonably good resolution, not to mention the tight layout control.

cheers,

gary

If your web page is as clever as you can make it, it's probably too clever for you to debug or maintain.

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kk5st wrote:
Were it me, I'd make separate html pages for personal, education, work history, hobbies, and special projects. For the visitor to download, I'd include the complete cv as pdf and doc documents. The advantage is that these formats are designed for print and html is not. Fonts can be controlled and pics can be at a reasonably good resolution, not to mention the tight layout control.
A much more eloquent answer than mine...Smile