If you haven’t logged into your Acrobat.com account in a few days you’re in for a real treat. The user interface has been through a major overhaul so all the various applications work far more smoothly. Here’s a brief list of the major improvements.
- Single file organization system with Collections (think Playlists)
- All applications are in the same interface
- Updates to each core service
- New architecture for improved performance and scalability
- 35 customers suggested feature improvements from ideas.acrobat.com
So – Why talk about Acrobat.com in my developer blog? Keep reading…
For over two years, my article "Using the HTML embed Tag to Display a PDF on Your Web Page" has had the highest number of hits per week. I wanted to take this opportunity to update it a little and the new Acrobat.com plays a big part.
In addition to using the <embed> or <object> tags to reference a PDF file directly as mentioned in my old article, you can embed PDF files in HTML inside a Flash wrapper. If you are looking for a lightweight viewer with a really snappy interface to embed a PDF file in your HTML page, consider using the "Files" area of Acrobat.com. The PDF file below is being displayed using that capability.