☑ Be selective about providing content via linked documents.

PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. –  these formats are hard to keep up-to-date and may be a barrier for some users. If content is important, it should probably just be presented directly on the webpage. If you’re concerned about offering a print-friendly option for handouts, the web pages themselves are designed and optimized to be printer friendly.

Some appropriate times to offer a linked document

  • Fillable forms (although also consider setting up an electronic form)
  • Complex data
  • White papers