I reside in Scotland where property buying and selling is done through an Estate Agency.
So I apologise if the termanology is not familiar
I am new to web site developement. I am a self taught student and this is my first endevour as a trial website.
As a trial, I am developing a web site for fictitious estate agency firm.
I have seen some Estate Agency sites, which display a brief summary of the details of a property and give the user a "click on the picture" opton, to download property details.
However, these are in PDF fomat. So the user has to have acrobat reader and has to go through the trouble of giving email address information etc etc. Then go to outlook express, to view the property details.
I must admit, that if I was a customer, I would want to use a quicker method to see the property details straight away and not have to mess about with emailed PDF files.
I was thinking more along the lines of providing a web page for each property. i.e. I provide a button "click on the picture", and I redirect to a static webpage which has all of the particulars (Picture, details etc) of the property concerned etc etc.
Is there an advantage in using PDF?
Perhaps, as an option, it is less expensive as I would not be using my web server to store all of the property particulars. Images and text.
or would my idea be a better solution?
Does anyone have any ideas on this ?
Any thougths or remarks would be greatly appreciated.