I want to offer some PDF book chapter samples on a website that can then be downloaded and read by site visitors but I don’t want them to load immediately on the same web page as the site opens because they will increase the size of the web page considerably and slow down performance.
Does anybody have any ideas on the best way to do this so that clicking a link on the home page makes the PDF files available for download? I thought I could upload them to another domain on the same server but the whole process needs to be seamless and not cause any slow downs. I have a couple of PDF embed stacks but I don’t think that is the right way to go.
Can I just create a web link on the same domain that visitors don’t access directly as a web page? That would solve an SSL issue as well because linking to non SSL pages on other domains creates security warnings for users.