There's an issue that's been bugging me for awhile now and I'm suprised Adobe hasn't come up with a solution yet...
Whenever I export a pdf file with designs which are meant for screen(72dpi) they always show up larger than intended in adobe reader. Even when the pdf reader is set to '100%' or 'actual size' it shows up much larger and blurs the designs, making all that effort to get them pixel perfect useless.
I've worked out that it's because adobe reader automatically displays pdf's at a resolution of 98dpi instead of 72. You can manually change this in your adobe reader preferences, but unless you're going to manually do that to every clients' machine then there is no way it's going to show up properly.
My way around this has been to chuck the designs online in a preview environment, but this is a bit more time consuming and doesn't let you make a 'deck' as easily and nicely as indesign does.
JPG's are a great except when you have multiple pages, then a zip seems like a good choice, but it still doesn't let you annotate anything.
How do you present your digital designs to clients?
Present website designs in a PDF and you'll go to hell.
I throw mine online, so the clients can see them at 100% and within a browser. We've created our own online viewer so it's a very simple copy and paste process. Maybe some CSS if i need a background colour or image.
We get feedback in an email or a meeting.
I find its extremely important clients see designs how they will look when they're a website. Otherwise you get the client who complains after development that the website doesnt fit their screen any more.
@Signmeupmeow I agree, I hate the idea of the client seeing the designs in a blurry pdf thus why I try get it online, I get requests for pdfs all the time so it's really annoying. Do you ever add comments or annotations to the pages you post up?
@Stuffee I've tried that and it still doesn't render it properly, even though it's at 100% the image in the pdf is enlarged. I've heard of people setting that initial view to 77% or something, but I still think that wouldn't show the image pixel perfect.