Monthly Archives: December 2006

Ben Coffey and his eBook “Useful URLs”

In the hustle and bustle of these holidays, I didn’t manage to churn out all of my planned posts for our introduction series. So with nothing else to publish today it seems only fitting I introduce you to the works of … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 11: Each Post will Identify Audience

Here at the Well Designed URLs Initiative we plan to address a wide audience and cover a plethora of URL-related topics. If it wasn’t obvious from yesterday’s post we plan to publish content for a variety of roles so we … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 10: Expect URL Design Advocacy

We’ve already said that we plan to question the status quo, but we want to make that point even stronger; we plan to advocate for positive change. At least one person has already suggested that our activities would be best … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I’m taking the day off to observe the holiday that millions of people observe worldwide. Whether you celebrate Christmas or observe some other holiday, it’s my hope that you and your loved ones are happy and healthy this holiday season. See you tomorrow.

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Intro, Part 9: Questioning the Web’s Status Quo

Yesterday we said we plan to make recommendations. That may have concerned some, especially those who are involved in the standards process. But don’t worry, we won’t make them in a vacuum; we intend to engage everyone interested to participate … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 8: Expect to see Recommendations

One of our main goals is to publish an evolving list of URL Design and related recommendations that the world of web architects, website administrators and web developers will respect and embrace. Our recommendations will include advocacy for, but not … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 7: Conventions, not Constraining Requirements

There is a belief among the people who guide the web’s technical architecture, people I like to call the “Weborati“, that as few constraints as possible should be placed on web publishers and web users. This is referred to as the … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 6: What makes us URL Design Experts?

So what makes us “the” expert on URL Design as we are not (yet?) associated with any standards body like the W3C or the IETF? Nothing really, other than we have a keen interest in the URL Design and its … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 5: Who is “we?”

To this point, I have mostly written in the collective as opposed to the personal; “we” instead of “I.” However, right now “we” is officially “me.” Several others have signing on to indicate they believe in our mission, and I’ve … Continue reading

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My XTech 2007 Conference Proposal

Since I spent the entire past day and well into the night working on my proposal for speaking at the XTech 2007: ‘The Ubiquitous Web’ conference, I wasn’t able to complete my promised Friday installment of the introduction. Rather than … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 4: More than just Mapping

Many people see URLs and think only of technical concerns. You can see this thinking in websites implemented using Vignette and in most websites implemented using Microsoft’s ASP.NET. This we feel this shortsightedness is a serious error in judgment. Alternately, … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 3: Focus on User-Centered URL Design

First and foremost, the focus of the Well Designed URL Initiative is User-Centered URL Design. Although URLs a.k.a. URIs are used in many places that typical users never see, our primary focus will be to advocate for the designing of … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 2: The Long Tentacles of URL Design

At first glance, you might think that the Disciple of URL Design is a relatively narrow subject. Au Contraire my good reader, the subject of URL Design is miles deep and oceans wide. URL Design permeates practically everything about software … Continue reading

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Intro, Part 1: Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to the first of a series of introduction posts for the Well Designed URLs Initiative blog. During the next month I plan to present why I launched the Well Designed URLs Initiative, provide background on URLs and … Continue reading

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