Monthly Archives: February 2007

Sorry Mark; URL Design DOES matter!

I was planning to blog something else today, but Mark Nottingham of Yahoo made a statement about URL Design [1] in his post entitled REST Issues, Real and Imagined and I simply could not let his statement without comment. But first … Continue reading

Posted in All Organizations, Internet Professionals, REST, SoapBox, Teachers, URIs | 3 Comments

An Embarrassment of Riches!

Wow. Over the past several days there have been numerous articles about URL design in one format or another, so much so that I’ve not been able to comment on them all in a reasonable amount of time. Rather than … Continue reading

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ASPnix Supports URL Rewriting

After a long thread over at the forums for the web host ASPnix who specializes in Community Server where customers were clamoring for URL rewriting capability, ASPnix finally announced that it will now offer ISAPI Rewrite to its customers on ASPnix’s … Continue reading

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PageRank

SEO: Illuminating the value of URL design If you’ve read many of our other posts here at The Well Designed URLs Initiative, you know that we are strong advocates for User-Centered URL Design as well as for URL Literacy. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in All Organizations, Basic, Framework Developers, Hosting Providers, Infrastructure Providers, Open-Source Participants, Overview, Search Engines, SEO, SEO Consultants, Teachers, URIs, Web App Providers, Web Developers | 8 Comments

URLQuiz #1: To .WWW or not to .WWW?

As promised, this is the first of what will be many URLQuizes here are the blog for The Well Designed URLs Initiative. This URLQuiz discusses the convention of using a subdomain with the name ‘www‘ to identify a website. As … Continue reading

Posted in Framework Developers, Internet Professionals, Open-Source Participants, Search Engines, SEO Consultants, Standards Participants, URLQuiz, Web App Providers, Web Designers, Web Developers | 15 Comments

PayPal’s New API: So Close, Yet So Far

I got an email from the PayPal Developer Network today announcing PayPal’s new “NVP” (or “Name-Value Pair“) API. Clearly they’ve learned that the complexity of SOAP is counter productive to adoption. Here’s what the email had to say about their … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Framework Developers, Leading Companies, REST, SOAP, SoapBox, Web Developers, Website Owners | 2 Comments

Use rel=”spam” to Fight Comment Spam?

As I was going through my Akismet spam filter today reviewing the 87 comment spam I got during the prior ~24 hours to ensure I didn’t delete any legitimate comments, it occurred to me that maybe there is a simple … Continue reading

Posted in Everyone, Framework Developers, Proposing, Search Engines, SEO Consultants, SoapBox, Standards Participants, Web App Providers, Web Developers | 9 Comments

URLs for Multilingual Web Sites

Another URLian has appeared: Brad Fults. Brad just added himself to our wiki and became a signatory; thanks Brad! Better yet, on his user page on our wiki he linked to his post Designing URLs for Multilingual Web Sites; execellent … Continue reading

Posted in Champions, Commentary, International, Internet Professionals, Website Owners | 1 Comment

Which is Worst: the URL for IE7 Add-ons, Firefox Extensions, or Greasemonkey?

I am working on a project that had me was writing about browser plug-ins and I needed to link to the main page for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Add-ons, for Firefox’s Extensions, and lastly for Greasemonkey for Firefox.  I actually looked up … Continue reading

Posted in Internet Professionals, Reader Input, URLs that Suck, Website Owners | 8 Comments