Category Archives: Website Owners

For websites owners and managers

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

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

Best Practice: Always ID your Heading Tags

Here’s a simple best practice. Always ID your heading tags! For example, if you’ve got an <h2> element, be sure to make it <h2 id=”some-heading”>. IDing heading tags is especially important on long documents. Why? Because if you don’t, someone … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Delicious Praise

I learned an interesting lesson about URLs and social software; change your article’s URL or publish it under multiple cases, even with 301 redirects, and you’ll end up with fragmented references. Back in August 2005 I published the article “Well … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, Internet Professionals, Warnings, Website Owners | 1 Comment

Intro, Part 15: About URLQuiz

As a way to gather a broad spectrum of opinion and engage the community on many different URL-related topics, we’ll be offering a URLQuiz from time to time. Inspired by and patterned after Dan Cederholm‘s very well received SimpleQuiz series, … 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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