Monday, December 19, 2005

Keep Web sites simple

No one wants to type in two lines' worth of a Web address' slashes, underscores and tildes. So don't make them. Instead, direct them to a home page and then tell them how to navigate from there.

Visit Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/.
Visit and pull down to Parks and Recreation in the Departments menu.
Also, note that in Web addresses, case doesn't matter in anything before the first slash but does matter after. And if you get a Web address that ends in a slash or "/index.html" or "/index.php" they can usually be deleted.

For example:
can be changed to
Same Web site. And
should be changed to
It will automatically redirect to the address with the "/index.php" ending, but the goal is to give readers the shortest Web site possible.


At 3:35 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger Jack said...

"Direction them"? Good heavens!

At 3:51 PM, December 22, 2005, Blogger Nicole said...

Good heavens indeed! It's fixed now.


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