Please offer unzipped PDF files

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Please offer unzipped PDF files

Postby Anthony » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:08 pm

Having pdf files be zipped makes them significantly harder to download.

If you're concerned about bandwidth, note that standard PDF files have compression -- zipping them doesn't make them detectably smaller.

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Re: Please offer unzipped PDF files

Postby SassyRonin » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:14 pm

Anthony wrote:Having pdf files be zipped makes them significantly harder to download.

If you're concerned about bandwidth, note that standard PDF files have compression -- zipping them doesn't make them detectably smaller.


I've had requests in the past for .zip files via FTP, so I took this opportunity (we just set up a new server to gradually take up some of our bandwidth and diskspace load) to point the links at the .zip versions and see what feedback I got.

I just switched all the file download links on Gimmick's Gadgets to point to the .pdf versions, and soon I'll update them all to provide both options.

Thanks for the feedback!

-Evan


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